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September 23, 2020
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AFDB President: African Railway Roundtable Congratulates Dr Akinwumi Adesina

The re-election of Dr Akinwumi Adesina is a testimony to his sterling performance in the last four years and a re-affirmation of Africans’ confidence in his capacity and commitment to African development, the African Railway Roundtable has declared in a congratulatory message.

In a statement signed by the Director of African Railway Roundtable, Mr Olawale Rasheed, Adesina’s re-appointment was described as ” a reward for hard work, excellent delivery and sterling innovations despite internal and external challenges”, noting that ” the events of recent weeks at the African Development Bank reminds the continent of the need to always put her best forward in international assignments.

” The AFDB President is an excellent technocrat acknowledged at home and abroad, hence his vindication and eventual re-election are shining testimonies to the confidence of shareholders and African leaders in one of their own who is making them proud. For us at the railway sector, Adesina is a passionate supporter of African infrastructural growth.

” His last tenure saw a rise in the number of bank’s supported railway projects across Africa. The bank’s interventions are visible from South to North and West to East. To us , his re-election is a blessing to the African railway sector”, the statement noted.

While congratulating Dr Adesina on his re-election, the ARR expressed happiness that the AFDB has offered to support the financing of the African High Speed Railway Project, describing the bank’s position as ” a re-election gift to the African railway sector.

” Even when he was facing the bank’s governors who were to determine his fate, Dr Adesina still directed his top official to pledge financing support to NEPAD in the African high speed rail. Congratulations Mr President,a genuine love if African infrastructural growth”, the statement concluded.

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