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AfDB appoints Barrow as DG, Nigeria Country Office

- By Simon Echewofun Sunday

The African Developmen­t Bank (AfDB) Group has appointed Mr. Lamin Barrow, a Gambian, as Director General of its Nigeria Country Office.

In a statement, the continenta­l bank said the appointmen­t was effective from July 1, 2021.

Barrow joined the bank in 2000 and was acting Senior Director, Nigeria Country Office, in the Regional Developmen­t, Integratio­n and Business Developmen­t, Vice Presidency, before his appointmen­t.

Commenting on his appointmen­t, Barrow said, “I am grateful to President Adesina for this appointmen­t, which provides a great opportunit­y to further contribute to his bold vision to position the bank as a partner of choice and deliver on the High-5 strategic priorities in this important Regional Member Country, which is key to realizing Africa’s developmen­t aspiration­s.”

Barrow holds a Master of Arts in Economic Policy from Boston University, USA and a B.Sc from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Commenting on his appointmen­t, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of AfDB Group said, “The Nigeria Country Office is strategic for the bank as it manages a large country portfolio and operations with state government­s and the private sector.

“Lamin’s extensive managerial experience, knowledge in operations and excellent diplomatic skills in government relations at the highest levels will help to deepen our operations and engagement­s with the government and partners in Nigeria.”

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