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Tinubu congratulates Adesina on 2024 Obafemi Awolowo Prize for Leadership

Photo Collage of Dr. Akinwumi Adesina and Late Obafemi Awolowo Credit: Kapital Afrik

*President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, commends Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, on the award, acknowledging the AfDB Chief’s ‘unblemished records, tried and tested integrity, as well as his immense leadership and development strides globally, particularly in agriculture

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has congratulated Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), on the award of the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo Prize for Leadership.

Dr. Adesina now joins the pantheon of other previous winners of the award, including Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka; former President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, and lawyer-educationist, Chief Afe Babalola.

Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Wednesday, March 6, 2024, stated Tinubu commended Dr. Adesina on his visionary and noble endeavour to transform agriculture in Africa and ensure food security on the continent.

The Nigerian leader also recalled the growth enhancement schemes revolutionising Nigeria’s agriculture value chains, which the AfDB Chief introduced when serving as the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development in the West African country.

The statement noted President Tinubu acknowledged Dr. Adesina’s unblemished records, tried and tested integrity, as well as his immense leadership and development strides, particularly in agriculture, efforts of which have earned him numerous honours and recognitions globally, including the World Food Prize in 2017.

Tinubu, therefore, wished Adesina more successes at AfDB and strength in his service to Africa and the entire humanity at large.

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