Dear Distinguished Fellows and Members of SSSN,It is with great pleasure that I announce to you that Dr. Akinwumi Adesina (Fellow Soil Science Society of Nigeria), the outgoing Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development has been elected the President of African Development Bank (AfDB) beating the other two contestants with a whopping 58.10% of all votes cast. With this election, he has broken the 50 years jinx of no Nigerian being elected as the President of AfDB.
Venue; ChromAfrica LLC and ICRAF Nairobi-Kenya
Dates 13th -17th /July /2015
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