Akinwumi Adesina Starts Work As President of AfDB

He was sworn in by Zambia’s Finance Minister and Chair of the Board of Governors, Alexander Chikwanda at a ceremony in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. “I consider this duty with a great sense of responsibility, with enthusiasm, devotion, and total engagement,” Adesina said in his speech. “Today, I can well support myself on the strong and deep structures built by the founders of the African Development Bank, and I am inspired by the great work that [the bank] has done in Africa.” Adesina went on to speak of his mission as…

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