World Bank Names Nigerian Finance Minister Wale Edun as Chairman of African Governors’ Forum
In a historic development, the World Bank has designated Wale Edun, Nigeria’s Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, as the Chairman of the African Governors’ Forum. This appointment is an unprecedented first for Nigeria, as affirmed by a statement from the Ministry of Finance.
The ministry’s statement underlines the significance of Edun’s appointment, presenting a unique opportunity for Nigeria to advance the implementation of President Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda.
“The appointment presents a unique opportunity for Nigeria and implementation of President Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda,” the statement reads.
This momentous occasion signifies Nigeria’s inaugural assumption of the Chairman role within the African Governors’ Forum in six decades, marking a moment of great importance.
The African Governors’ Forum serves as a vital platform for African finance ministers and central bank governors to engage with the World Bank on a range of issues that are of mutual interest and concern. This appointment reflects a noteworthy milestone in Nigeria’s engagement with the global financial community and its ongoing contributions to the African region’s economic development.[logo-slider]