Obi congratulates Adesina on re-election as AfDB’s boss, hails Kaycee Madu

By Valentine Amanze
The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Mr Peter Obi, has congratulated Mr. Akinwunmi Adesina on his re-election as the President of African Development Bank (AfDB), while expressing hopes that his second tenure in the position would yield more blessing to Nigeria and Africa in general.

Obi made the commendation through a press statement at the weekend.

He said that he was elated by the news of Adesina’s re-election as the President of AfDB, stressing that Adesina would use his second tenure to serve Africa and achieve a better economic environment for the continent.

“Akinwunmi Adesina’s re-election as the President of African Development Bank is a huge blessing to Nigeria and Africa in general. This second tenure obviously gives him the opportunity and the platform to greatly change the economic environment of Africa for the better.

“I congratulate him on his re-election as AfDB’s president and wish him a fruitful and productive stay in office”, Obi said.

Reminding Adesina of the economic challenges facing the world, especially Africa, as occasioned by the global pandemic, Obi urged him to give in his best in ensuring that Africa’s economy was revived and a greater percentage of Africas’ poor, moved out of poverty.

Obi underscored the critical role AfDB plays in strengthening Africa’s economy and encouraged Adesina to draw on his years of experience in banking, agricultural and rural development to drive the train of Africa’s economy to prosperity.

Adesina’s re-election took place electronically on Thursday, August 27, 2020, at the virtual annual general meeting of the bank.

Meanwhile, Peter Obi has congratulated Mr. Kaycee Madu on his new appointment as Alberta’s new Justice Minister and Solicitor General.

In a message via his media office, Obi hailed Madu for what he described as his exceptional and uncommon accomplishment as a politician.

Eulogizing him as the first black and African-born to occupy such an exalted position in Canada, Obi urged him to remain committed in his resolve to contribute more positively to society and the world in general.

He encouraged him to keep the flag flying.

“The recent appointment for Honourable Kaycee Madu as Alberta’s Justice Minister and Solicitor General is indeed a thrilling news.
Being the first black and African-born to occupy such a significant position in Canada shows how committed he is to building a better society.

“I sincerely rejoice with him on this great achievement and wish him greater heights”, Obi said.

Obi pointed out that Madu’s achievement in Canada was a reminder that Nigerians were great people who excelled in their individual endeavours when given the right opportunities.

He stated that with committed political leadership in Nigeria, and with more hard work and dedication, more global achievements would come from Nigerians.

Honourable Kaycee Madu, born and raised in South Eastern part of Nigeria, is a member, Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-South West. His announcement as Alberta’s new Justice Minister and Solicitor General was made on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 by Jason Kenney, the Premier of Alberta.

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