AU Recognises Adesina, 10 Others for Supporting AfCFTA

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank have been honoured for his leadership in successful implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area(AfCFTA).

African Development Bank in a statement, said Adesina received award for strong leadership and support alongside 10 African heads of state and government.

The AfCFTA, the largest free trade area in the world, began trading in January 2021 and is expected to speed up the recovery of the continent and enhance its resilience by increasing the level of intra-African trade in goods and services, it stated.

AfDB stated that the award was organised by AeTrade Group in collaboration with the African Union Commission, the African Business Council, the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Federation of West African Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and the East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture.

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