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Speaking at Sahara Group’s 25th Anniversary celebration, Adesina emphasized the need for Africa to achieve universal access to electricity as soon as possible.   He urged Sahara Group to sustain its role in setting industry standards for environmental sustainability, spearheading the transition to renewable energy, and accelerating affordable electricity access to low-income households and small and medium size enterprises.

According to a statement issued by the bank on Tuesday, Lamin Barrow, a Gambian national, joined the African Development Bank in 2000. Prior to his appointment, he was Acting Senior Director, Nigeria Country Office, in the Regional Development, Integration & Business Development Vice Presidency. 

According to a statement by the regional bank, this year’s theme: “Building Resilient Economies in Post Covid-19 Africa,” will provide a platform for the Bank’s governors to share their experience in addressing the pandemic and the policy measures they are employing to rebuild economies and livelihoods.

At the launch of the African Development Bank’s 2021 edition of its annual African Economic Outlook, Adesina urged African governments to consider collectively establishing an African financial stabilization mechanism, which would give Africa the fiscal space it needs to deal with debt.

Adesina gave the charge at the 2020 Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria Fellowship Investiture with the theme, “Financial Services in a Post COVID-19 Environment: Strategic Imperatives”.