Akinwumi Adesina, has been sworn-in as AfDB President for a second term.
The ceremony took place on September 1, 2020 at the African Development Bank, AfDB headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
Adesina was re-elected as president of AfDB on August 27, 2020. He was first elected as President in May 2015; making him the first Nigerian to occupy the position.
The oath of office was administered by Kenneth Ofori-Attah, Ghana’s finance minister and chair of the AfDB board of governors.
After the swearing-in ceremony, Adesina expressed gratitude for the support given to him in his first term and also pledged to do more within his capacity as President of the bank.
“I am deeply grateful for the collective trust, strong confidence and support of our shareholders for electing me for a second term as President. It is yet another call for selfless service to Africa and the African Development Bank, to which I will passionately devote myself.
“The future beckons us for a more developed Africa and a much stronger and resilient African Development Bank Group. We will build on the strong foundations of success in the past five years, while further strengthening the institution, for greater effectiveness and impacts”, he said.