King Mswati III of Swaziland has honoured the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, during a traditional ceremony.
Adesina, Nigeria’s former agriculture minister is being acknowledged and celebrated in many quarters around Africa on account of his achievements as the head of the pan-African bank. Now, he is seeking a re-election to continue the work that he has started at the AfDB.
He told the story of how the Swazi king honoured him via his twitter account.
The King Mswati III of Eswatini gave me the greatest honor ever: to be dressed like the King and jointly march during the traditional royal Reed dance event. Thank you Your Majesty.💕
Proudly African 👍🏼
Confident in Africa’s future👍🏼 pic.twitter.com/RQY6pzpYiA
— Akinwumi A. Adesina (@akin_adesina) September 6, 2019
To boost his re-election bid, President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire on Friday appointed Adama Koné, Minister of Economic and Financial Affairs, to back Adesina’s quest to return as AfDB President.