Daily Metro News NG
President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, has congratulated the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Prof. Akinwunmi Adesina, on his re-election for a second term in office.
Lawan said Adesina’s victory unequivocally affirms the confidence and trust of the shareholders, Management and staff of AfDB in his leadership of the continental Bank and the direction he is taking it.
A press statement by the Media Adviser to the Senate President, Ola Awoniyi, on Thursday, quoted Lawan as saying that the renewal of his mandate was an attestation to Adesina’s excellent performance as President, evident in the Bank’s numerous developmental initiatives on the African continent.
“I am elated to convey the joy and pride of the entire National Assembly over the electoral acclamation for integrity, grace, substance and hardwork.
“Your re-election should be an impetus for taking the continental financial institution to a greater height, realising that the reward for hardwork is more work,” Lawan said.
The Senate President, therefore, urged Adesina to consider the storm that preceded his re-election as the fire test for gold and, having come out of the test glittering, to remain focused and resolute on his mission.