Browsing: Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina

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. 

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.

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.  

“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.