OKOWA SALUTES AfDB PRESIDENT AT 60

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Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has felicitated with the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, on his 60th birthday.


Okowa, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Olisa Ifejika, said Adesina had made remarkable contributions to the development of agriculture and food security in Africa since he was elected President of the African Development Bank Group in 2015.


The Governor commended Adesina for his tremendous and outstanding accomplishments in the service of Nigeria and Africa over the years, describing him as an outstanding and a consistent public servant.


He observed that the agriculture sector in Nigeria witnessed enormous boost and innovation while Adesina served as Minister and was, therefore, not surprised with the feats he had already attained at the AfDB.


The Governor recalled that in recognition of Adesina’s impeccable leadership and outstanding accomplishments in promoting food security in Africa through innovation, he was honoured with the Sunhak Peace Prize and the Emeka Anyaoku Life Time Achievement Award by The Hallmarks of Labour Foundation, among other awards.


Okowa ssid Dr Adesina’s leadership at the AfDB had been largely characterized by outstanding vision in tackling issues of hunger and poverty in Africa adding that hisprogrammes and policies had impacted over 181 million people directly on the continent in the past four years.


He prayed God to continue to bless Adesina with robust health and many more years of happiness and contributions to nation building.

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