The meeting at the Presidential Villa was made known by the Special Adviser to Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement titled “President Buhari receives AfDB President, Akinwunmi Adesina, tells him ‘nothing succeeds like success’.”
The president seized the opportunity of the visit to congratulate Adesina and reinstated his confidence in his ability to do more for the continent in his second term.
Buhari said: “I congratulate you on your second and final term in office. Congratulations on winning the election. Nothing succeeds like success.
“I have told so many people why I backed you.
“In 2015, at your first term, you were a Minister with the Peoples Democratic Party government, and I was of the All Progressives Congress.
“But you are a good Nigerian. So, I recommended you the first time. You proved to be competent, you made us proud, and I recommended you the second time.”
Speaking during the meeting, the AfDB President thanked Buhari and Nigerians for their support, saying he was proud to be a citizen of the country.
“Home is where dreams are born. Home is where nurturing is provided. It is where support is given for realisation of dreams. I am glad to belong here
“When I came in June, you received me, and I shared my successes, and the difficulties facing me. You listened, and said you would stand by me. And you did. You not only stood behind me, but also beside me. No greater honour for a man than for his Commander-in-Chief to be his Supporter-in-Chief, and his Defender-in-Chief,” Adesina was quoted as saying.