Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Forbes Appoints Agric minister Akinwumi Adesina emerge Forbes Africa's Person of the Year 2013

Forbes Appoints  Agric minister  Akinwumi Adesina emerge Forbes Africa's Person of the Year 2013
Forbes Appoints  Agric minister  Akinwumi Adesina emerge Forbes Africa's Person of the Year 2013


The shortlisted names were; Jim Ovia, Chairman of the Zenith Bank Group;  Africa’s richest man and President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote; South African mining magnate, Patrice Motsepe, Zimbabwean, Strive Masiyiwa, who is the founder of global telecoms group, Econet Wireless; and Mr. Akinwumi Adesina

 
But the Nigerian Minister of Agriculture Mr. Akinwumi Adesina has emerged Forbes Africa Person Of The Year 2013 beating 5 others  including business mogul and Africa’s richest man, Dangote to clinch the award.

Akinwumi was nominated for his vision in making Nigeria a self-sustaining, food-producing nation, which hopes to register over 20 million farmers by 2015. 

Last year, the award was won by James Mwangi, the CEO of Equity Bank, Kenya.


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