Dr. Akinwumi Adesina’s Opening Speech at The African Development Bank 2020 Annual Meetings

Your Excellency, President Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, Honorable Minister Niale Kaba, Chairperson of the Board of Governors Honorable Governors Members of the Board of Directors Senior management and staff of the Bank Ladies and Gentlemen   Good morning and welcome to the 2020 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank […]


Dean of the African Diplomatic Corps in the USA On Akinwumi Adesina

  Dr. AKINWUMI ADESINA, President of African Development Bank (AfDB) has now been completely exonerated and of any wrongdoing by a high level panel of eminent persons led by Her Excellency Mary Robinson, former President of the Republic of Ireland. The panel was established to review the report by the Ethics Committee of the Boards […]


ADB Launches Digital Tool To Help African Youth Learn To Code

The African Development Bank and technology firm Microsoft  today launched the ‘Coding for Employment’ digital training platform, an online tool to provide digital skills to African youth, wherever they are across the continent. The platform, launched at the 2019 African Economic Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, aims to promote a continuous learning culture among […]


‘Bank Strives To Boost Job Creation/Entrepreneurship In Nigeria’

In line with its Jobs for Youth in Africa (JfYA) Strategy to boost job creation and entrepreneurship across Africa, the African Development Bank held a breakfast session at the ongoing 24th Nigerian Economic Summit themed, “Education to Employment – Mind the Gap.” The session was a joint event between the Bank, National Universities Commission (NUC), […]

ADB President, Adesina Mourns Kofi Anan

Dayo Emmmanuel President of the African Development Bank(ADB), Akinwumi Adesina, has paid tributes to the former Secretary General of the United Nations Organisation, Dr. Kofi Anan, who passed on today. In a release made available to National Wire Saturday, Adesina mourned the late diplomat who he reffered to as his mentor. “It is with much […]

Nigeria needs more investment in rural infrastructure to boost agriculture – Adesina

The President of African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, says Nigeria needs more investment in rural infrastructure to boost agricultural production in the country. Adesina on Tuesday in Des Moines, USA said that the country must continue to operate policies that would assist farmers in accessing seeds and fertilisers easily. “We must continue to run […]

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Adesina To Set Up Fund For Young Farmers, Agripreneurs With US $250,000

President of Africa Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina has concluded arrangements to set up fund for young farmers, agripreneurs with US $250,000 World Food Prize money. “I am proud as the Governor of Iowa State to proclaim Dr. Akinwumi Adesina as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate.” With these words, the Governor of the State of […]