African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Akinwumi Adesina, will visit Nigeria from September 26 to 28, 2016, on his first official visit to the country since his appointment last year.
A statement from the AfDB in Abuja said Adesina will meet policy-makers, the private sector and development partners to discuss the challenges facing Nigeria and highlight the AfDB’s commitment to further strengthen its partnership with Nigeria.
The statement quoted Adesina as saying: “I am very much looking forward to my first official visit to Nigeria as President of the AfDB. Nigeria is a vital shareholder and partner for the bank. The Nigerian economy is in a critical phase, and in these difficult times, we have to make sure we all work together to tackle the challenges facing Africa’s largest economy.”
Adesina’s visit aims to advance cooperation across a wide range of areas, including how best Nigeria can respond to its current challenges.
In Abuja, he will hold a series of meetings with the leadership of Nigeria, including President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun, and Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele.