Abuja - Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on
Monday departed Abuja for Cote D’Ivoire, to represent President Muhammadu
Buhari at the inauguration of Nigeria's immediate past Agriculture Minister, Dr
Akinwunmi Adesina, as President of the African Development Bank, AfDB.
A statement from Mr Laolu Akande, the Senior Special
Assistant to the Vice President (Media & Publicity), said Osinbajo would
deliver a speech at the inauguration taking place on Tuesday in Abidjan.
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It would be recalled that President Buhari actively
supported the candidacy of the AfDB president-elect in a keenly contested
election conducted in May even before the Buhari presidency began.
Adesina is the first Nigerian to be elected to the office in
spite of Nigeria being among the highest financiers of the bank since its
inception in the early 90’s.
Akande said the Vice President would return to Abuja later