President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, was honoured by King Mswati III of Swaziland during a traditional ceremony.
Adesina, dressed like a king , marched with King Mswati III during the traditional royal reed dance event.
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
The Nigeria’s former Agriculture Minister, is seeking a re-election to continue the work that he has started at the AfDB that saw him winning the $250,000 World Food Prize in 2017 for his role in expanding food production in Nigeria over the years.
In a boost to 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.