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.
Browsing: Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina
Apparently reacting to an alleged plan by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to draft the current president of the African Development Bank (ADB), Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, into the 2023 presidential race, the organization noted that whereas three Yoruba Christians have occupied Aso Rock Villa, no single Yoruba Muslim has held the post of president or vice president since independence.
The NFF supremo. recently elected into world football’s highest decision-making organ, FIFA Council, was in eminent company with President of world football-governing body FIFA, Gianni Infantino, and the President of CAF, Dr. Patrice Motsepe, as they paid a visit to the President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, in Abidjan.
Prof. Osinbajo stated this in his remarks delivered virtually at the 2021 High-Level Dialogue on Feeding Africa
The governor said that his administration was committed to improving agricultural outputs of the state so that it could take its pride of place and take many unemployed youths out of the streets.
The bank also wants developed countries to extend the period of debt repayment and forgiveness in such a way that the period of deferment continues to be helpful to African countries.
Themed: “For a Greater Lagos: Setting The Tone For The Next Decade,” Ehingbeti 2021 has drawn about 150 speakers from across the world to discuss and deliberate on pragmatic optimisation of the inherent opportunities in Africa’s fifth largest economy and offer perspectives on how to manage the peculiar socio-economic landscape of Lagos State in the coming decade.
Tax experts, speakers, panelists and government functionaries gave the advice at the recently held First Annual National Tax Dialogue in Abuja, organized by the Federal Inland Revenue Service, with the theme: “Taxation in a Post-Covid Economy.”
Speaking, virtually, at the First National Tax Dialogue held at the Conference Hall of the State House, the President ordered all government agencies to automate operations and ensure more synergy in advancing the interest of the nation in revenue generation.
In a congratulatory message signed by Abdulwahid Olowonjaye and Hon. Abbas Agbara, Chairman and Secretary respectively, the group said they were not surprised on Adesina’s re-election owing to his past track records.
Amadou Hott, the bank’s Vice President for Power, Energy, Climate Change and Green Growth Complex, made the pledge when he led a delegation of the Bank on a visit to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja
Adesina said the aviation sector was very important to the continent but that it could not operate in the dark.
He added that though the sector fared better in 2016, it still remained the riskiest skies to fly in.
According to him, the bank is also working with the Nigerian government to ensure that the Abuja Bus Rapid Transit system was effective.
The President of the AfDB, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.
“When Nigeria was going through a tough economic time, we led the world actually in rallying support around for a budget support which we did at $600 million to help build more resilient economy as it shows a better diversified economy.
The President of the bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina. and the Director-General of IATA, Dr. Alexander De Juniac, signed the MoU on the sideline of the ongoing World Aviation Forum on Tuesday in Abuja.
Adesina made this known on Tuesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Des Moines, United States of America.
Adesina, who is the President of the African Development Bank, will on Thursday (today) be presented the $250,000 prize and Laureate sculpture at a ceremony at the Iowa State Capitol, United States
Adesina said in his Norman Borlaug Lecture delivered at Iowa State University, titled: “Betting on Africa to Feed the World,” on Tuesday in Des Monies, Iowa in the United States.