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President Buhari, AFDB President, Akinwunmi meet in Abuja

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President Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday, held a meeting with Mr Akinwunmi Adesina, the President of the Africa Development Bank (AFDB).

The meeting was also attended by the Ministers of Finance; Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama and the Chief of Staff to the President Ibrahim Gambari.

The meeting which lasted about 45 minutes ended with Mr Adesina declining to speak with journalists.

This meeting comes amid whistle-blower’s petition against Adesina, accusing him of 16 breaches of the AFDB’s code of conduct, some of which include private gains, impediments to efficiency, preferential treatment, and involvement in political activities.

Adesina, however, has continued to deny these allegations.

“I maintain my innocence with regard to trumped-up allegations that unjustly seek to impugn my honour and integrity, as well as the reputation of the African Development Bank,” Adesina said recently while responding to the accusations.

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