OrderPaperToday – President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, have congratulated Professor Akinwunmi Adesina on his re-election for a second term in office as the President of the African Development Bank(AfDB).

According to Lawan, Adesina’s victory “unequivocally affirms the confidence and trust of the shareholders, management and staff of the Bank in his leadership of the Bank and the direction he is taking it.”

He stated on this on Thursday in a press statement made available by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ola Awoniyi.

The President of the red chamber noted that his (Adesina) reelection is “an attestation to Adesina’s excellent performance as President, evident in the Bank’s numerous developmental initiatives on the African continent.”

He continued: “I am elated to convey the joy and pride of the entire National Assembly over the electoral acclamation for integrity, grace, substance and hard work.

“Your re-election should be an impetus for taking the continental financial institution to a greater height, realising that the reward for hard work is more work.”

Lawan advised Adesina to remain focused and resolute on his mission.

On his part, Gbajabiamila, described the re-election of Dr. Adesina as a triumph of integrity and dedication to duty.

While expressing his happiness at the development, the Speaker in a statement by his Media Adviser, Lanre Lasisi, said the re-election has provided Adesina with another opportunity to consolidate and sustain AfDB as a global financial force, even as it pushes African development agenda.
He said: “Your clearance by the independent review panel and Ethics Committee of the bank as well as the bank’s Bureau of Governors’ independent review panel was an affirmation of your integrity, dedication to duty and diligence.
“Your return for a second term without opposition also attests to the confidence the continent and its partners have in your leadership qualities.
“As I congratulate you on this historic milestone with the belief that the bank is in good hands, this is to remind you that your re-election is a call to rededicate yourself to duty towards positioning the bank as a global financial institution to reckon with”.

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