African youths in Asia task Adesina on agricultural technology

A group of African based in Asia under the aegis of African in Asia (AYA) has lauded the re-election of Akinwumi Adesina as the if Development Bank (AfDB).

The group’s coordinator, Oladotun Toye, in a congratulatory message signed Saturday and made available to newsmen in Abuja, urged Adesina, to use your re-election to improve science and technology to help African countries on agricultural technology.

While quoting Charles Kettering, who said “High achievements always take place in the framework of high expectation” the group said Adesina’s re-election at just concluded virtual annual general meeting of African Development Bank did not come to them as a shock.

“You won the heart of many with your revolutionary agricultural agenda and developmental programs.

“Your smallholder farmer scheme is a testimony of commitment to improves food and food sufficient for millions of Africans experiencing an acute food shortage in the continent.

“As a son of a farmer who understands farmers’ problems, you introduce a mechanize that gives increment on credit for the millions of small-scale African farmers.

“The impact was felt across . You led the bank to secure US$115 billion in the pledges fund , in a direction to doubled its and bonded its triple-A rating.

“We urge you to do more as African who reside in Asian; we want to use your re-election to improve science and technology to help African countries on agricultural technology like what is applicable in most Asia countries like Japan, China, Taiwan among others.”

Toye urged the Adesina to use the same to increase the bank partnership with said countries in Asia to secure more to improve and assist organizations and institutions in revolutionized agriculture in .

“Lastly, we urge you to create a sustainable platform where all African who have a genuine interest in agriculture entrepreneurship and industrialization will have access to the global development fund with adequate monitoring mechanisms. We congratulate you and be rest assured of our as we are convinced that your leadership will set another limestone achievement on your second five years in office.”

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