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 President of the African Development Bank AfDB Dr Akinwumi Adesina has been named 2022 Man of the Year Africa by Exclusive Men of the Year EMY In a statement issued by the Communication and External Relations Department of the AfDB on Thursday Adesina was named for his visionary leadership as the president of the bank He was also named for his outstanding contributions to Africa during his period as agriculture minister of Nigeria The prize was awarded to the AfDB president on Oct 1 in Accra Ghana AfDB Ghana Country Manager Eyerusalem Fasika however received the award on Adesina s behalf He thanked the EMY team and all the partners for the recognition The EMY awards are organised by the EMY Africa Magazine a premier men s magazine that addresses people places ideas and issues that shape men s personal expressions development and experiences In announcing the Man of The Year Africa award EMY recognised Adesina s contributions as a bold reformer and globally renowned development economist and agriculture development expert with more than 30 years of experience in development Announcing the prize United Nations Resident Coordinator in Ghana Charles Abani said When we look around we see different people making their contributions to society We know Africa is going to be Africa if we harness our agricultural value and go up the value chain One man has stood up for his inspiration for his motivation and for making us believe with a vision and strategy that we can achieve this Abani said Since 2016 EMY Africa has celebrated the best in men s achievements across local industry community culture and public service Past recipients of the EMY Africa Awards had been inspirational men with accomplished or promising careers who had made important contributions to life in African communities As Minister of Agriculture in Nigeria from 2011 to 2015 Adesina was cr NewsSourceCredit NAN
Adesina named 2022 Man of the Year

President of the African Development Bank

President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina has been named 2022 Man of the Year (Africa) by Exclusive Men of the Year (EMY).

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Communication and External Relations Department of the AfDB

In a statement issued by the Communication and External Relations Department of the AfDB on Thursday, Adesina was named for his visionary leadership as the president of the bank.

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He was also named for his outstanding contributions to Africa during his period as agriculture minister of Nigeria.

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The prize was awarded to the AfDB president on Oct. 1, in Accra, Ghana.

AfDB Ghana Country Manager

AfDB Ghana Country Manager, Eyerusalem Fasika, however, received the award on Adesina’s behalf.

He thanked the EMY team and all the partners for the recognition.

EMY Africa Magazine

The EMY awards are organised by the EMY Africa Magazine, “a premier men’s magazine that addresses people, places, ideas and issues that shape men’s personal expressions, development and experiences”.

Man of The Year

In announcing the Man of The Year (Africa) award, EMY recognised Adesina’s contributions as “a bold reformer” and “globally renowned development economist and agriculture development expert, with more than 30 years of experience in development”.

United Nations

Announcing the prize, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Ghana, Charles Abani said: “When we look around, we see different people making their contributions to society. 

“We know Africa is going to be Africa if we harness our agricultural value and go up the value chain. 

“One man has stood up for his inspiration, for his motivation and for making us believe with a vision and strategy that we can achieve this,” Abani said.

EMY Africa

Since 2016, EMY Africa has celebrated the best in men’s achievements across local industry, community, culture and public service. 

EMY Africa Awards

Past recipients of the EMY Africa Awards had been inspirational men with accomplished or promising careers who had made important contributions to life in African communities.  

As Minister of Agriculture in Nigeria from 2011 to 2015, Adesina was cr

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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