The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari and former President Goodluck Jonathan played key roles in his election.
Adesina, who was elected president of AfDB in Abidjan on Thursday, made the statement in Abeokuta on Monday during a courtesy visit to Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun.
Adesina said he would ensure that rural economy was revived as well as encourage regional integration.
Earlier, Amosun expressed appreciation to Buhari, Jonathan and the international community for their support for Adesina during the AfDB election.
He said it was not a personal success to Adesina but to Nigeria as a country.
He said that the emergence of Adesina as the head of the bank was another of many feats of Ogun indigenes.
The governor expressed confidence in Adesina as a seasoned agricultural economist to bring his wealth of experience to bear in his new position.
Source: Premium Times