Nigeria agriculture minister Adesina wins AfDB presidency

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Nigeria's Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina won an election on Thursday to be the new president the African Development Bank, the pan-African lender announced in its Twitter account.

Adesina will take over from outgoing bank president Donald Kaberuka on Sept. 1 to become the 50-year-old body's eighth leader.

(Reporting by Joe Bavier; Editing by David Lewis)