AFD - Inauguration of new the Country office - 19.01.2017
On 19th January, 2017, AFD inaugurated its new country office in Abuja in the presence of the Minister of Finance, the French Ambassador in Nigeria the Deputy Head of the Sub-Saharan Africa Department of AFD. This was also an occasion to mark its 75 years of existence through a photo exhibition and to recall the eight years of the Agency’s existence in Nigeria.
- The Ambassador of France to Nigeria, Mr. Denys Gauer, the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, the Deputy Head of the Sub-Saharan Africa Department of AFD, Mr. Philippe Chedanne, and the agency Director, Mr. Olivier Delefosse.
Since its creation in 1941 by General de Gaulle, the AFD Group finances development projects in more than 90 countries in four continents. AFD has been operating in Nigeria since 2008 and has committed more than 1bn € in various projects for urban infrastructure (transport, water, solid waste management), agriculture, SME,energy and food security.
During the occasion, guests were able to learn more about the history of the group through a short film projection depicting the main highpoints of the Institution, and were also able to discover the main projects supported by AFD in Nigeria through a photo exhibition.
- The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Finance commenting on the Lagos State Bus Rapid Transit Project, co-financed by AFD © Deji Akinpelu
The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun took the opportunity to express her sincere gratitude to the Agency for its development activities so far in Nigeria. A few minutes earlier, she inaugurated the new country office of AFD in Abuja, located at Charles de Gaulle Street: a good omen for the future!