AfDB: Amosun Congratulates Adesina

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state, Southwest, Nigeria has congratulated former Minister of Agriculture, Akinwunmi Adesina on his election as the 8th President of the African Development Bank (AfDB).

The governor, who was sworn in on Friday as the governor of Ogun for the second term, described the success as not only a personal success to Adesina, but also to Nigeria as a country.

He also stated that the emergence of Adesina as the head of the bank is another of many feats of indigenes of Ogun state, where he hails from.

The governor expressed confidence in the new President of the AfDB, as a seasoned agricultural economist, to bring his wealth of experience to bear in his new position by using agriculture as a pivot to provide food security and create jobs for the army of unemployed youths on the continent.

“The appointment is well deserved, having served meritoriously in his capacity as Minister of Agriculture in Nigeria. He has made us proud in Ogun state as we have scored yet another first, being the first Nigerian to be so appointed.

“I have no doubt in my mind that he would bring his experience to bear in his new assignment. I wished him success in his new endeavor,” Amosun said.