WEF ADESINA Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Nigeria at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Abuja, Nigeria 2014. Copyright by World Economic Forum / Benedikt von Loebell

Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Akinwumi Adesina, has outlined his vision for the African Development Bank as he jostles with seven other candidates to be the bank’s next president, The Guardian reports.

If elected, he says he’ll among other things, create strong partnership with other continents and ensure increased foreign direct investment in African countries, which are the solutions to the key risks impending Africa’s growth.

Speaking on his prospects of emerging victorious in the AfDB presidential race, Akinwumi said “what I bring to the table is the fact that I know Africa very well.”

“I bring to them a tremendous amount of knowledge, global partnerships to help the bank to deepen its partnerships with the World…

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