The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated the former minister of agriculture and President of African Development Bank (AfDB) Dr Akinwumi Adesina, on his re-election to serve a second term in the Presidency of the bank.
The main opposition party in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the re-election was not only earned but also well- deserved in view of the competence and commitment Dr Adesina had displayed in uplifting and promoting the bank’s operations since 2015, when he was first elected as President of the bank.
The party further stated that Dr Adesina had attracted praises in bringing his deep knowledge in economic development to bear on the bank’s primary functions of making loans and equity investments available for the socio-economic advancement of Regional Member Countries (RMC).
The party commended Adesina for improving on the bank’s key role of providing technical assistance for development projects and programs as well as promoting investment of public and private capital for development.
The PDP noted that Adesina had remained a good Ambassador of Nigeria in his display of high level of discipline, professionalism and utmost diligence in the discharge of his duties at the AfDB.
The ppartystated that it particularly noted that Adesina’s high ppotentialities were first brought to limelight when he was appointed by the PDP administration of President Goodluck Jonathan as minister of agriculture in 2010.
The party said it noted with pride that potentials discovered by the inclusiveness of its administration have continued to bring honour to Nigeria both at the national and international arena.