Friday, 29 May 2015

Nigeria's Agric Minister,Akinwunmi Becomes The 8th President Of African Development Bank

Nigeria Minister for Agriculture and rural development, Akinwumi Adesina has been elected as the 8th President of the African Development Bank .Adesina is to succeed Donald Kaberuka, whose second term as President of the Bank ends in August.He is expected to assume office on September 1,2015

His name was announced by Albert Toikeusse Mabri, Minister of Planning and Development for Côte d’Ivoire, and current Chairman of the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank.The election was conducted by the Board within the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group, held in Abidjan.He graduated with Bachelors degree in Agricultural Economics with First Class Honours from the University of Ife, Nigeria (1981), where he was the first student to be awarded this distinction by the University. He obtained his PhD degree in Agricultural Economics q

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