Keeping the Nigerian Hope Alive – Dr Adesina
Role models are often suggested as a way of motivating or inspiring individuals to set and achieve ambitious goals, especially for members of stigmatised groups in achievement settings. it seems the literature on role models tends not to draw on the inspirational literature to explain how role models may help role aspirants achieve these outcomes. In this post, we introduce a role model candidate and his achievements, in view of understanding the processes into role modeling by drawing on expectancy-value theories of the hope that is required to bring alive the disparate literature on the Nigerian role models and to form a cohesive theoretical framework which can be used to as encouragement and vision for many and can also serve as an image restoration drivers.
There are many Nigerian who inspired others to keep the flag flying with hope and Dr Adesina is one of them
Dr. Akinwumi Adesina was the former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development in Nigeria and presently serving as the President of the African Development Bank.
He has also served as the Vice President of Policy and Partnerships for the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).
In terms of Education, his achievements are quite impressive and listed as follows
The University of Ife – Graduated with a Bachelors in Agricultural Economics with First Class Honours
In light of that, here are a few more recognitions that we feel cannot be ignored:
• YARA Prize for the African Green Revolution in Oslo (July 2017)
• Distinguished Agricultural Alumni Award from Purdue University’s College of Agriculture (2008)
• Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by nklin an and Marshall College (2010)
• Forbes Africa Person of the Year 3)• Wi
• Winner of the World Food Prize (June 26, 2017)
• Honorary Doctor by Afe Babalola University • Hono
• Honorary Doctor of Science Degree by the University of Alberta, Canada (June 4, 2019)
In view of overarching achievements Dr. Akinwumi Adesina served as the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development in Nigeria from 2010 to 2015, due to his reform in the of Nigerian agriculture, he was named as Forbes African Man of the Year and among his good works was the introduction of more transparency into the fertiliser supply chain.
He also planned giving out mobile phones to farmers though it proved difficult due to the lack of mobile networks in some Nigerian areas.
In 2010, Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General appointed Akinwumi as one of the 17 global leaders to spearhead the Millennium Development Goals.
In 2016, he was again appointed by Ban Ki-moon to serve as a member of the Lead Group of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement.
Akinwumi Adesina became the first Nigerian to hold the post of the ident of the Afr African Development Bank after he was elected on the 28th of May, 2015.
He recently launched a master plan based on energy, industrialisation, ulture, reg, regional integration, and bettering Africans’ lives.