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AfDB President Adesina loses dad



Chief Roland Folorunso Adesina, father of President of the Africa Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwunmi Adesina, has died in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.

He was 96.

A family source said Pa Adesina died about 7am last Wednesday at a private hospital. He spent 12 days on admission.

The late Chief Adesina was an accountant with the Western Regional Government;  he retired in 1979. He was also a staunch member of the Anglican Communion.

The AfDB president took to twitter last Thursday to pay  tribute to his father.

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The younger Adesina described his father as his best friend, stressing that he wouldn’t have been who he is today without his father’s love and sacrifice.

He tweeted: “My darling father and best friend, Roland F. Adesina, passed away yesterday morning. I wouldn’t have been who I am today without your love and sacrifice. Thanks for sending me to school and being a role model. Rest in peace my very dear senior Ombros!”

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