Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, has applauded the President of the African Development Bank (AFDB), Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, on his exoneration from all allegations against him by an unspecified group, and further justification of his competency and integrity to lead the financial institution.
In a statement signed by President Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President congratulates AFDB board of Directors, the Ethics Committee and members of staff for their courage, maturity and patience in following through the process of investigations, and acceptance of Report of panel of High-Level Independent Experts, which reviewed the Report of Ethics Committee of AFDB, and Dr. Adesina’s response.
Buhari also commended eminent personalities, consisting of Mary Robinson, Justice Hassan B. Jallow and Leonard F. McCarthy, who handled the review of the report of the Ethics Committee, and their professionalism in rejecting support services, and providing a unanimous report.
The President however believes this review should finally draw a curtain on the allegations which according to him have created distractions for the entire institution for a period.
To conclude the statement, the President urged Dr. Adesina to remain steadfast, dedicated and resolute in pursuing his noble goals for the institution especially with the now expected second term in office