Nigeria agriculture minister Adesina wins AfDB presidency

28 May 2015


ABIDJAN, May 28 (Reuters) - Nigeria's Agriculture Minister

Akinwumi Adesina won an election on Thursday to be the new

president the African Development Bank, the pan-African lender

announced in its Twitter account.

Adesina will take over from outgoing bank president Donald

Kaberuka on Sept. 1 to become the 50-year-old body's eighth

leader.

(Reporting by Joe Bavier; Editing by David Lewis)

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