Nigeria's Buhari Backs AfDB President - 'I'll Stand by You'

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari hosted Africa Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina at the State House and pledged full support to Adesina's bid for reelection as president of Africa's leading development finance institution. With the June 2nd endorsement of the Bank's largest shareholder, Buhari added his voice to growing support for Adesina and pushback against the May 22 letter from U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin demanding an investigation into ethics allegations that had been investigated and found "baseless and unsubstantiated" by a committee of the Board of Directors.

Africa Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina made a surprise visit to the State House, Abuja, on Tuesday, June 2nd. At their meeting, the Nigerian president said, "Nigeria will stand solidly behind Dr Akinwumi Adesina in his bid to get re-elected as President of the African Development Bank."

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Africa Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina and the Nigerian President exchange greetings during a surprise visit by the AfDB president to the State House, Abuja, on Tuesday, June 2nd. During their meeting the Nigerian president said, "Nigeria will stand solidly behind Dr Akinwumi Adesina in his bid to get re-elected as President of the African Development Bank."

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari hosted Africa Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina at the State House and pledged full support to Adesina's bid for reelection as president of Africa's leading development finance institution.

Africa Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina visited the State House, Abuja, on Tuesday, June 2nd, to meet with the Nigerian President Muhammudu Buhari. During their meeting the Nigerian president gave his full endorsement to Dr Adesina in his reelection bid for a second term as AfDB president.

Africa Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina visiting the State House, Abuja, on Tuesday, June 2nd, to meet with the Nigerian President Muhammudu Buhari. During their meeting the Nigerian president gave his strong endorsement to Dr Adesina in his reelection bid for a second term as AfDB president.

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