ECOWAS endorses Adesina for second term as AfDB president

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has endorsed the candidacy of Dr Akinwumi Adesina, the President of African Development Bank (AfDB) for a second term.

The decision was announced in a communique by the commission’s President, Jean-Claude Kassi at the end of the 56th ordinary session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS in Abuja.

ECOWAS said the development was in recognition of the sterling performance of Adesina during his first term of office as President of the bank.

The commission further stated that the authority had endorsed the president of AfDB’s candidacy for a second term as the president of the bank.

Adesina is the eighth elected President of the African Development Bank Group.

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