Former Minister Adesina Claims Forbes 2019 ‘African Of The Year’ Award

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Adesina is a former Nigerian Agriculture Minister. Photo: Twitter/Akinwumi Adesina

A former Minister of Agriculture Akinwumi Adesina has been named as the “Forbes African of the Year” 2019, Concise News reports.

This news medium understands that Adesina is also the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and was handed the gong on Thursday, as the magazine announced the winners of its 2019 All African Business Leaders Awards (AABLA).

“#AABLA2019: The All Africa ‘African Of The Year’ winner in the 2019 @AABLAwards in Partnership with @cnbcafrica – presented by The Radisson Group is Akinwumi Adesina @akin_adesina, President, @AfDB_Group,” Forbes Africa wrote.

Adesina took to his Twitter handle to announce the Forbes award, thanking his wife Grace and members of the AfDB for standing by him.

“I am humbled and greatly honoured to be named African of the Year by Forbes Africa,” he said. “My darling wife Grace has always been my rock with her love, wise counsels, prayers and support.

“Forbes Africa’s “African of the Year” Award is jointly shared with Grace. Thank you very much, honey!

“African of the Year Award by Forbes Africa: I give a big “High 5” to all the amazing staff and highly supportive Boards of Governors and Directors of the African Development Bank Group. Together, we continue to fast-track Africa’s development!


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Emmanuel Egobiambu studied Mass Communication at the University of Benin, Nigeria. He is a writer, digital content strategist and new media apostle. Emmanuel was a reporter with Concise News.


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