By MICHAEL OTABONO
The current Minister for Agriculture, Akinwumi Adesina may be one of the few persons in the cabinet of President Goodluck Jonathan to retain his position after May 29, ExpressNG can report.
This is just as impeccable sources within the presidency hinted that Adesina and the president-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari had a close doors meeting that last for several hours in an undisclosed venue during the weekend in Abuja.
According to the source, Adesina who is already dubbed as one of the active ministers in the Jonathan’s cabinet has been enjoying a close relationship with the incoming president lately, hence his support for his candidacy as the next president of the African Development Bank.
Gen. Buhari was recently quoted as saying that: “Dr. Adesina has a proven track record in a career that predates his position as Nigeria’s Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development.”
He explained that Adesina had years of experience of working in francophone and anglophone countries, and had a passion to help eradicate poverty in Africa by reducing unemployment and inequality among African youth.
A source confidently informed this reporter that Gen. Buhari has been advised to retain Adesina as one of his ministers owing to his huge experience and intelligence.