King Mswati III of Swaziland has honoured President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, during a traditional ceremony.
Adesina, Nigeria’s former Agriculture Minister, is seeking a re-election to continue the work that he has resumed at the AfDB that saw him winning the $250,000 World Food Prize in 2017 for his role in increasing food production in Nigeria over the years.
Responding to the honour, Adesina reported , “King Mswati III of Eswatini (Swaziland) gave me the greatest honour ever: to be dressed like the king and jointly march during the traditional royal reed dance event.
“Thank you Your Majesty. Boldly African. Confident in Africa’s future.”
The King Mswati III of Eswatini gave me the greatest honor ever: to be dressed like the King and jointly march during the traditional royal Reed dance event. Thank you Your Majesty.
Confident in Africa’s future
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In a boost to his re-election bid, President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire on Friday nominated Adama Koné, Minister of Economic and Financial Affairs, to back Adesina’s quest to come back as AfDB President.
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