Adesina was sworn in on Tuesday at the AfDB headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, in an event that was broadcast virtually.

A former minister of agriculture in Nigeria, he was elected in May 2015; being the first Nigerian to occupy the position.

He was re-elected on Thursday, August 27, during the annual meetings of the AfDB.

Adesina is the first president to be elected by 100 percent of votes by regional and non-regional members of the bank.