AfDB Presidency: Brand South Africa Congratulates Nigeria


ADFBrand South Africa congratulates Nigeria on the appointment of Dr. Akinwumi Adesina as President of the African Development Bank (AfDB).


In a statement signed by Ms. Alice Puoane, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Brand South Africa, the new AfDB president is a great appointment not only for Nigeria, but for the African continent which has recently adopted Agenda 2063 – a strategic framework underpinned by the African Union’s vision for Africa to regain its power, driven and managed by its own citizens, thus representing a dynamic and united force in the international arena.

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The AfDB has played an important role in past decades to fight poverty and improve living conditions on the continent through promoting the investment of public and private capital in projects and programs that contribute to the socio-economic development of the region – all of which are key development issues aligned with Agenda 2063.


The AfDB is fortunate to have leadership of Dr. Adesina’s calibre, whose role there will be to advance the agenda of socio-economic development for the African continent.


Brand South Africa wishes Dr. Adesina the very best in his new responsibility.


Brand South Africa was established in August 2002 to help create a positive and compelling brand image for South Africa.