15 Things You Need To Know About The New AfDB President

Written by Dana Sanchez
Akinwumi Adesina, minister of agriculture and rural development for Nigeria. Photo: Eric Roset/Africa Progress Panel

He’s credited with reducing corruption in Nigeria’s fertilizer industry

Adesina is credited with cleaning up 40 years of corruption in the country’s fertilizer industry — in 90 days. Now, rather than directly participating in delivering fertilizer, the government leaves that to the private sector and only provides subsidies.

Source: ThisIsAfrica