18/01/2018 - I am delighted to be here today, to celebrate with the African Development Bank the commissioning of its Nigeria Country Office Complex. This building here in Abuja is, among other things, an important symbol of the special relationship between the African Development Bank and Nigeria – a founding member and the largest shareholder of the Bank from inception to date. And since 1971, the Nigeria Country Office has served as an important convening point between the Bank, the Federal and State Governments, and the private sector.
18/01/2018 - May l on behalf of myself, staff and management of the Federal Ministry of Finance congratulate my brother and compatriot, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the President of African Development Bank (AfDB), his predecessors and his team for bringing to reality this vision to build and own the Bank’s first permanent office building outside of its headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’lvoire.
04/12/2017 - The right to health is everyone’s right and wherever this right is compromised, HIV spreads. This fact is central to the engagement of the African Development Bank.
The African Development Bank commends UNAIDs for leading the 2017 World Aids Day campaign, on the theme “My Health, My Right” which focuses on broader rights to health and explores the challenges people face in exercising these rights.
08/11/2017 - It is a great pleasure to welcome you, Howard Bamsey, the Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund, and the members of your delegation, to the African Development Bank, on the unique occasion of the signing of the Accreditation Master Agreement between our two institutions.
07/11/2017 - 1. I am delighted to be here with you all, as Côte d'Ivoire hosts this Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Global Gathering. I wish to congratulate Côte d'Ivoire for a double honor today. This is the first time that the SUN Global Gathering is taking place in a SUN member country. It is also the first time it is taking place in Africa!
22/10/2017 - Today, I will be speaking about Africa’s pathway out of poverty. For millions of rural poor, their aspiration is that they will make it out of poverty, especially through their kids, and thereby laying the foundations of a march out of poverty for generations to come.
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.
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.
17/10/2017 - I wish to thank the President of the Iowa State University and the faculty and staff of the University for the honour of being invited to speak at your beautiful campus, and to deliver the Norman Borlaug lecture.
Categories: The President
- 19/01/2018 - Nigeria makes formal request to host African Development Bank’s regional hub
- 19/01/2018 - “African Development Bank’s lifeline lifted Nigeria out of recession”: Buhari
- 16/01/2018 - Akinwumi Adesina receives accolade of highest honour of the Republic of Liberia
- 14/01/2018 - African Development Bank President to Participate in High-Level Panel on International Migration in Africa
- 14/01/2018 - Nigeria consolidates position as African Development Bank’s largest shareholder