By Musa Adamu
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has congratulated the President of the African Development Bank(AfDB), Professor Akinwunmi Adesina, on his re-election for a second term in office, urging him to see the opposition to his re-election as a necessary fire that refines sparking gold.
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ola Awoniyi, Lawan said Adesina’s victory unequivocally affirms the confidence and trust of the shareholders, Management and staff of the Bank in his leadership of the Bank and the direction he is taking it.
The Senate President said the renewal of his mandate is an attestation to Adesina’s excellent performance as President, evident in the Bank’s numerous developmental initiatives on the African continent.
“I am elated to convey the joy and pride of the entire National Assembly over the electoral acclamation for integrity, grace, substance and hardwork.
“Your re-election should be an impetus for taking the continental financial institution to a greater height, realising that the reward for hardwork is more work,” Lawan said.
Lawan urges Adesina to consider the storm that preceded his re-election as the fire test for gold and, having come out of the test glittering, to remain focused and resolute on his mission.