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The Senior Director of the African Development Bank in Nigeria, Ebrima Faal, on Wednesday, June 28 concluded his accreditation with the Nigerian Government in a ceremony presided by the Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.
Receiving Faal’s credentials, the Minister welcomed him to the country, commended the support received from AfDB and urged him to sustain the Bank’s momentum in helping Nigeria achieve its development goals. He also seized the opportunity to congratulate the President of the African Development Bank for winning the 2017 World Food Prize. In his words, “winning what is considered the Nobel of Agriculture, Adesina remains one of Nigeria’s finest exports and we are indeed very proud.”
Responding to the Minister’s remarks, Faal assured him that the African Development Bank has maintained a demand-led approach to development and will continue to do so in line with the Bank’s High 5 priority areas. He also re-affirmed the Bank’s commitment to strengthen dialogue with both public and private sectors, expand pipeline projects with loans, technical assistance and capacity building.
Faal, a Gambian national, is a seasoned development economist with global expertise in banking operations, administration and strategy.