Former Nigerian Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina formally assumed office as the 8th elected President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. At a ceremony in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, he took the oath of office administered by Zambia's Finance Minister and Chair of the Board of Governors, Alexander Chikwanda.
Adesina Assumes Office As 8th President of the African Development Bank Group
African Development Bank, 1 September 2015
"We must light up and power Africa - as a Bank we will launch a new deal on energy for Africa" Read more »
Adesina's investiture as the 8th elected President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Tuesday, September 1, 2015.
Inaugural Speech - Akinwumi A. Adesina, Phd. President African Development Bank Group
Your Excellency, President Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire. Your Excellency Daniel Kablan Duncan Prime Minister of the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire. Your… Read more »
Adesina's investiture: “We must light up and power Africa – as a Bank we will launch a new deal on energy for Africa”
Inaugural speech of President Akinwumi A. Adesina see more »
Investiture of President-elect Akinwumi A. Adesina
From: 01/09/2015To: 01/09/2015Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Read more »
Adesina Assumes Reins At AfDB
CAJ News, 2 September 2015
The new President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, said the bank would focus on tackling inequalities, ensuring adequate energy supplies and enhancing food… Read more »
AfDB Chief to Focus On Powering Africa
This Day, 2 September 2015
The African Development Bank (AfDB) will focus in coming years on tackling Africa's chronic power shortages to try to unlock its economic potential and end its vulnerability to… Read more »
Osinbajo in Abijan for Adesina's Inauguration As New AfDB President
Vanguard, 1 September 2015
Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo departed Abuja Monday for Abidjan for the swearing-in ceremony of Nigeria's immediate past Agriculture Minister, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina as… Read more »
31/08/2015 - Investiture of President-elect Akinwumi A. Adesina
Monday, August 31 is the last full day in office for Donald Kaberuka, who steps down after 10 years as President of the African Development Bank. Read more »
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