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AU Executive Council endorses Adesina for second term as AFDB president

The executive council of the African Union (AU) has endorsed Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), for a second term.

The council comprises 55 ministers of foreign affairs representing member states of the AU.

The decision was reached during the thirty-sixth ordinary session of the council which held during the AU summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on February 7.

“The executive council of the African union endorses African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina for a second term. Adesina is the eighth president of the bank and the first Nigerian in the post,” a tweet from the AfDB read.

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