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18/10/2017 - We are grateful that you all made it here at 7 :30am. You are the early birds. And early birds always wake up everyone to action!

When I was an adolescent growing up in Nigeria, my father encouraged me to move as far away from agriculture as possible. A poor farmer himself—and a typical Nigerian parent, I might add—he insisted that I become a doctor.

Categories: United States of America, The President

18/10/2017 - Good morning. Let me welcome you all to this session, organized by the African Development Bank. Once again, we are grateful that you all made it here. So let us talk about the challenge ahead of us: how to unlock the potential of Africa to feed itself and to help feed the world.

Categories: United States of America, The President

17/10/2017 - I wish to thank the President of the Iowa State University and the faculty and staff of the university for the honor of being invited to speak at your beautiful campus, at the Norman Borlaug lecture.

Categories: The President

29/09/2017 - Excellence, Monsieur le ministre d’État

Mesdames et messieurs les ministres,

Mesdames, messieurs,

Je suis heureux de me trouver au Burkina Faso, pour ma première visite officielle en qualité de président de la Banque africaine de développement.

Categories: Burkina Faso, The President

28/09/2017 - Prime Minister, Head of Government,

Distinguished Ambassadors and Heads of Diplomatic Missions,

Ladies and Gentlemen, members of the Government,

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Categories: Niger, The President

13/09/2017 - Your Excellency President Macky Sall,

Honourable Ministers,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am pleased to welcome you today to this Annual Shareholders Meeting. Thank you for your support for Africa50.

Categories: The President

19/08/2017 - I wish to thank you for inviting me to this 37th Summit of the Southern Africa Development Community. The African Development Bank – your Bank – strongly supports your aspirations for the Southern Africa Development Community, and indeed the aspirations for an accelerated development of Africa. The investment of the African Development Bank in the Southern Africa region totaled $10 billion by the end of 2016, and accounted for 22% of all investments by the Bank in Africa. So you can see why I am excited to be here!

Categories: South Africa, The President

19/07/2017 - Your Excellency Mr. Prime Minister, Head of Government; Mr. Minister of Economy, Planning and Regional Development, Governor of the African Development Bank for Cameroon; Honorable Ministers; Distinguished Ambassadors and Heads of Diplomatic Missions; Honorable Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.

It was a great honor to be invited by President Paul Biya to visit Cameroon, my first official visit as President of the African Development Bank Group. I was greatly honored to have been received in audience by the President of the Republic. I hail his leadership in Africa and the crucial role that he continues to play to guarantee peace and stability in the region, and his role in stabilizing the general macro-economic environment of the CEMAC region.

Categories: Cameroon, The President

04/07/2017 - Excellencies, Ministers here present,

Japanese Ambassador to Ethiopia, H.E. Shinichi SAIDA and other Ambassadors,

Colleagues, Media Representatives,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Thank you all for being here today for the launch of the Japan-Africa Energy Initiative, in partnership with the Government of Japan

Categories: Ethiopia, Energy & Power, The President

15/06/2017 - Your Excellency, President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique,

Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross,

Honourable Ministers, Ambassadors, Business leaders, and Friends of Africa, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen.

I wish to thank my dear friends Florizelle Liser, President and CEO of the Corporate Council on Africa, and Chairman Jeffrey Sturchio for inviting me to speak at this U.S - Africa Business Summit. It’s great to see so many people here.

Categories: United States of America, The President