Okonjo-Iweala Congratulates Adesina As He Wins Re-election in AfDB

by on August 27, 2020

Two time Minister of Finance and former Managing Director, Operations of World Bank, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has congratulated Akinwumi Adesina after he won his re-election as the 9th President to of the African Development Bank, AfDB.

Adesina a former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development will serve a second term in the bank whose membership includes 81 countries across the region.

Okonjo-Iweala extended her good wishes to him in a tweet on her twitter handle on Thursdays shortly after he was declared winner in the election.

Okonjo-Iweala was nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari As a candidate for the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, WTO.

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The election is scheduled to hold in Geneva next year.

 Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Nigeria’s candidate is a global finance expert, who has served as the country’s Finance Minister on two occasions. Okonjo-Iweala has been named one of the “eight female anti-corruption fighters who inspire” in 2019 by Transparency International, and in 2014 Time magazine said she was among the 100 most influential people in the world.

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