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[AFDB]: Sen. Tolu Odebiyi Lauds AFDB president, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina

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The Senator representing Ogun West Senatorial District, Sen. Tolu Odebiyi has described the newly inaugurated President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, for another term of five years, as an achiever and a focused professional.

He made this declaration at a media parley with TV journalists yesterday at the National Assembly complex. The Ogun West Senator portrayed Akinwumi Adesina as an illustrious son of Ogun State, development economist, agricultural development expert and a progressive who is determined to change the narratives for Africa ditto Nigeria.

“Dr. Akinwumi Adesina is a very focused person who knows exactly what he wants to do. He is an achiever and someone who sincerely wants to develop the agricultural sector”.

While commending the former minister and Bank chief for implementing bold agro development policy reforms, Sen. Odebiyi said, “I think he is determined to change the narratives for Africa ditto Nigeria. He should continue to remain focused”.

The Senator notes that, Dr. Adesina will continue to use his exalted office to invest in sound research and develop the team that will create new agricultural investment programmes that would expand opportunities for farmers in Africa and especially in Nigeria where agriculture remains one of the highest income generating sectors.

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