Famous media organization, BBC Africa has admitted that it goofed by describing President of the African Development Bank, AfDB, Dr Akinwumi Adesina as a flamboyant Nigerian Banker.
The media outlet announced that it has removed the description adding that it was unintentional and irrelevant to the story.
Earlier, BBC Africa has described Adesina as a flamboyant Nigerian Banker after he was r-elected as the president of the AfDB on Thursday, August 27 for another five-year tenure.
However, following the backlash by some Nigerians who reacted to the adjective used in describing Adesina, the media outlet said it has removed the description of Dr Akinwumi Adesina as a flamboyant banker.
BBC Africa in another tweet stated that it has also corrected his title to African Development Bank president.
When Everevery.ng visited the BBC Africa’s website, it was noticed that the media outlet has indeed corrected its earlier report about Adesina.
In an edited post, BBC Africa reported that “Akinwumi Adesina has been re-elected president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) after weathering a political storm over allegations of corruption.”
Also, it described Adesina as president of the African Development Bank and not chairman.
You will recall that Adesina, who was a former agriculture minister in Nigeria, garnered 100% of the votes cast at the AfDB’s annual meeting to secure a second term.
His re-election came after an independent panel upheld a decision of the AfDB’s ethics committee to clear him of all charges.