Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has congratulated the President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina on his exoneration from charges of corruption by an Independent Panel of Inquiry.
Governor Ikpeazu notes that this exoneration, for the second consecutive time, after the first by the Bank’s Ethics Committee is a conclusive affirmation of the impeccability and integrity of Dr. Adesina.
According to the Governor, “Through the entire gamut of a career that has spanned several years across national and global organizations, Dr Adesina has left solid footprints of excellence and integrity in the discharge of his duties. Since his election as President of the African Development Bank, there has been a measured and deliberate paradigm shift in the strategic focus of the Bank, making it more relevant to the economies of African Governments, both at the National and Sub National levels”.
“Under his Presidency of the Bank”, Ikpeazu continues, “Abia State has recorded tremendous mileage in our quest to partner with the bank in the development of our infrastructure and give a massive boost to our economy. Dr Adesina appreciates the strategic roles and the huge potentials which an economically resurgent Aba will play in Nigeria and across the West African coast.
Throughout this entire process, Dr Adesina has carried himself with admirable candor and impeccable integrity, insisting that due process be followed at all times”.
This latest development further gives impetus to that process.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu is confident that Dr. Adesina will be reelected for another term as President of the Bank to allow him consolidate on his programs which are designed to strengthen the economies of African nations, which is the core mandate of the Bank.
The Governor, on behalf of the Government and People of Abia State wishes Dr. Adesina well as he continues to discharge his onerous responsibilities of providing leadership to Africa’s Premier Banking Institution.
Sir Onyebuchi Ememanka
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor
1st August 2020.