Clearance: Buhari rejoices with Adesina as panel dismisses allegations

President Muhammadu Buhari with President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Dr Akinwunmi Adesina

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has rejoiced with President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Dr Akinwunmi Adesina following the clearance of all allegations leveled against him by an anonymous group.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Tuesday, Buhari stated that the clearance was a further validation of Adesina’s competence and integrity to lead the institution.

Buhari congratulated AfDB Board of Directors, Ethics Committee and members of staff for their perseverance in following through the process of investigations, and acceptance of the Report of Panel of High-Level Independent Experts, which reviewed the Report of Ethics Committee of AfDB, and Adesina’s response.

He commended the personalities, consisting of Mary Robinson, Justice Hassan B. Jallow and Leonard F. McCarthy, who handled the review of the report of the Ethics Committee, for their professionalism in rejecting support services, and providing unanimous report.

Buhari believed that the conclusion of the review should finally draw a curtain on the allegations that created distractions for the entire institution for a period, and serve as impetus for more diligence in handling responsibilities.

He also expressed the hope that the clearance would fuel the zeal to deliver on the promises of a greater Africa.

Buhari urged the AfDB president to remain steadfast, dedicated and resolute in pursuing his noble goals for the institution, especially with the now expected second term in office. (NAN)


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