Amidst the controversy that trailed the arrest of Obinwanne Okeke and the release of a list containing 80 Nigerians who allegedly committed several offences by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the pictures that the President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina took with President Donald Trump of the United States of America (USA) and other world leaders have surfaced on the internet and attracted wild reactions from Nigerians.
Adesina is arguably one of Nigerians doing the country proud at the global stage.
What you should know: Adesina attended the 45th G7 Summit alongside other world leaders. The summit started on the 24th and ran till the 26th of August 2019. French President, Emmanuel Macron was the host leader as the summit was held in Biarritz, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France.
The G7 is an international intergovernmental economic organization consisting of the seven largest IMF-described advanced economies in the world: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Reactions: The pictures Adesina took with the world leaders attracted wild reactions from Nigerians as they took to their social media platforms in thousands to laud the AfDB President for being a good ambassador of the country at a time like this.
Some of those who reacted even tipped Adesina for the presidency of Nigeria, as many opined that he is qualified enough to succeed the incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari.
Conversely, only a few social media users didn’t feel what many felt as they criticized other Nigerians for being too hasty to give their opinions.
See below what Nigerians are saying:
In my opinion I think we should start looking towards the direction of the likes of Akinwummi Adesina come 2023 and stop all these Atiku is coming and Buhari is going crap. What's done is done its time to look forward. God bless Nigeria
— Mayowa olagunju ❁ (@iam_doctormayor) August 27, 2019
Look At Akinwunmi Adesina Looking Presidential While Meeting With World Leaders
Meanwhile, Osinbajo Your Starboy Is On Condolence Visit Tour And Trying To Visit Kogi To Share 10k Tradermoni
One Is A Man, The Other A Boy pic.twitter.com/ssEHqlJfo1
— Revolutionary Effa? (@DrEffaB) August 27, 2019
I like that we are highlighting the possibility of an Adesina Presidency. Reminds me of the time we spoke about an Okonjo Aso Rock.
We must move away from the likes of Fashola, El-Rufai and even Osinbajo.
— Uncle Faisal (@JajaPhD) August 26, 2019
Seeing pictures of Akinmumi Adesina of the African Development Bank at the #G7Summit hurts me so much cuz he isn't the President of Nigeria….it's even more painful when you think about who the President of Nigeria is and where he is at the moment.?? pic.twitter.com/sKKNQZ3iuE
— Aniefiok Etim (@aniefioketimMyk) August 26, 2019
If Nigeria was a serious country ready to compete with the advanced world, we would be grooming the likes of Akinwumni Adesina to become President by 2023. But No, we are stuck with a President without School Certificate, and a US drug convict is hoping to take over in 2023. ? pic.twitter.com/yi3murynrI
— Mr Stanley Nwabia (@MrStanleyNwabia) August 26, 2019
Others said there will be good tidings if Adesina indeed becomes president. Although some people stated that Nigerians will still not pick Adesina if he were to contest for the presidency.
Akinwunmi Adesina takes a few famzing pictures with some world leaders and immediately some idiotic #Nigerians think he should contest for President?
That's how they were lauding Invictus Obi.
It's this same set that helped Sowore to prison.
Empty people are swayed by pics. pic.twitter.com/9s5hoLUkZK
— TracyChels (@ChelsTracy) August 27, 2019
If Akin Adesina becomes President, over 50% of the diaspora will relocate back to Nigeria.
The foreign direct investment (FDI) will also be massive. Various international organizations and companies and countries will be fighting to come invest.
— Uche Chuta (@nnabros) August 26, 2019
Akin Adesina has been making us proud back to back. Nigerians will only trend his name on tweet. If this man appears in Abuja tomorrow to declare his intention to become president, the same people trending him, will mock him and then support Tinubu. There was a country. pic.twitter.com/yq33631WyV
— Jerry Chima (@Jerrychima33) August 27, 2019
This photo shows how Nigeria has deteriorated under General @MBuhari's misrule. @GEJonathan's former minister and President of @AfDB_Group Devt Bank, @Akin_Adesina, was invited to the G-7 summit, while Buhari was not invited. LIFELESS versus LIVELY!#FreeLeahSharibu #RenosDarts pic.twitter.com/tJlJPgzL5X
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) August 26, 2019