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I will contest for second term as AfDB president, says Adesina

I will contest for second term as AfDB president, says Adesina
June 14
13:01 2019

Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) says he will seek a second term.

He made this known on Friday at the ongoing annual meetings of the bank in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

“I will run as a candidate to complete the work we have started,” he told journalists at the closing press conference.

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“I understand the responsibilities. I do not work for myself. I work with all of my body to fast track the improvement of this continent with the support of our donors.

“I am driven by Africa and it is not a chore for me. It is a labour of love so I am humbled when I see the trust placed on me to elect me as president of the bank.”

Listing the achievements of the bank, Adesina, who is a former minister of agriculture in Nigeria, said 55 million people now have access to an improved transport system because of the bank’s projects.

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He said 16 million now have electricity in their homes and 32 million can access clean water and medical facilities.

 

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