President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday held a meeting with Mr Akinwunmi Adesina, of the Africa Development Bank AFDB in the State House.
In attendance of the meeting was,the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama and the Chief of Staff to the President Ibrahim Gambari.
This meetingwas instigated by a petition by a group of whistle-blowers against Adesina, accusing him of breaching AFDB’s code of conduct, some of which include private gains, impediments to efficiency, preferential treatment, and involvement in political activities.
The group, which noted their allegations were in line with AfDB’s whistleblowing policy, said these activities adversely affected the confidence and integrity of the bank.
Adesina has continued to deny these allegations, and maintained that he is innocent.