I am saddened by the passing of my dearly beloved Uncle, Senator Biyi Durojaiye. An astute leader, a nationalist with a distinguished and impeccable record in national and public service. Nigeria lost a great Elder statesman. May his soul rest in peace. 💕premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/…H
I celebrate Mary Katambi, one of the Chibok girls kidnapped by terrorists in Nigeria. She graduated from the American University of Nigeria. Truly a great story of “beauty for ashes and oil of joy for mourning”. @atiku @AUNigeria 💕premiumtimesng.com/features-and-i…x
JUST IN: The port city of Mocímboa da Praia, a major stronghold of the insurgency for more than two years has been captured by Rwandan and Mozambican security forces. The city also holds the District Headquarters and Airport.
"The #GreatGreenWall is a wall worth building.
A wall that brings people together, not one that pulls them apart.
A wall that insulates, not one that isolates.
A wall that protects our collective existence.
A wall for the environment - a wall for the planet".
My sincere appreciation to @akin_adesina, President @AfDB_Group for his kind message of congratulations. What an honour to receive an endorsement from a man of distinction & one whose life has been one of extraordinary service to Africa and humanity. Thank you so much my Brother twitter.com/akin_adesina/s…
Je félicite S.E. Le Président Alassane Ouattara et S.E. l'ancien président Laurent Gbagbo à l'occasion de cette rencontre historique. Que Dieu bénisse la Côte d'Ivoire et tous les Ivoiriens. @AOuattara_PRCI 💕z
The Olympics Games holding, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, exemplifies the power of resilience and determination to overcome challenges. Congratulations to the Government and people of Japan for hosting the world against all odds.@Olympics
African Development Bank maintains its AAA Rating, with Stable Outlook, by Fitch Ratings. Congratulations to all our staff, Management and Board of Directors. Many thanks to all our incredibly supportive shareholders. @AfDB_Group africanews.com/2021/07/22/fit…
Taux de vaccination #Covid19:
➡️ En #Afrique: 2 doses pour 100 personnes.
➡️ Pays riches: 68 doses pour 100 personnes.
"Les pays riches se sont occupés d'eux mêmes, sans se soucier des autres." - @akin_adesinabit.ly/3qOVAOp
It was great to meet with @HillaryClinton at Forum on Gender Equality in Paris yesterday. The best female President the U.S never had. You did more than break the glass ceiling. You broke the ceiling made of concrete and iron. @BillClinton @ChelseaClinton
The African Development Bank has zero tolerance against sexual exploitation and harassment of women. I signed this into a Presidential directive. We will enforce this in our Bank and in all institutions that the @AfDB_Group supports. #GenerationEqualityForum
"Financial institutions discriminate against women. They have a high risk premium when they go to look for money. Women pay back their loans - 99%. So what we are really de-risking is bias against women." - @akin_adesina#GenerationEquality
🔴 LIVE from the opening ceremony of the#GenerationEqualityy Forum
💬 "Women run Africa and should run Africa. But they don't have access to funds to run their business. It’s not about money, it’s about equity, it’s about opportunity.@akin_adesinanvC
"Women run Africa. They run more businesses than men in Africa. But women face issues getting capital because financial institutions discriminate against women & they have to pay a high risk premium." - @akin_adesina, President of the African Development Bank
Excellent news: @ChambreLux agrees to the temporary increase of @AfDB_Group ’s callable capital. 🇱🇺 is one of the few AAA countries to help the bank preserve its AAA rating and thereby sustain the bank’s financing capacity. Much needed in these times when Africa fights COVID-197w
#AfDBAM2021: Africa is standing on the cusp of a whole new exciting era. No matter how steep the mountain, together we will reach the top. From there we will clearly see the Africa we want: a fair and equitable continent where progress is shared by all. - @akin_adesina
Yesterday I participated in the opening ceremony & 1st Governors meeting of @AfDB_Group Annual Meetings. #COVID19 has challenged the global economy. Now we need to recover better & together. The Bank is a strong & impactful partner in #Somalia's economic reforms.
At the AGM: Bank Governors and President Adesina speaking on strongly developing the AfDB Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ) initiative. It will stem rural-urban migration, create jobs for youth, reduce poverty & hunger.