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Minister of Agriculture, Akinwumi Adesina Shortlisted For African Development Bank Presidency

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Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture, Akin Adesina was on Friday, February 20, 2015 shortlisted as one of the eight candidates to become President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) when the tenure of current President Donald Kaberuka expires this year.

The eight candidates shortlisted are:

  1. Akinwumi A. ADESINA     Nigeria
  2. Sufian AHMED            Ethiopia
  3. Jaloul AYED             Tunisia
  4. Kordjé BEDOUMRA Chad
  5. Cristina DUARTE          Cape Verde
  6. Samura M. W. KAMARA    Sierra Leone
  7. Thomas Z. SAKALA        Zimbabwe
  8. Birama Boubacar SIDIBE   Mali
The Candidates shortlisted for the presidency of the African Development Bank
The Candidates shortlisted for the presidency of the African Development Bank

Adesina boasts of a long 26-year career in international development and has served as Minister of Agriculture for the past four years and would head the AfDB if selected by the Board of Governors in May.

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