“I think that at the end of the day the biggest thing to happen to Africa is the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). That free trade area itself is worth over $3.3 trillion in terms of trade,” Akinwumi Adesina responded when asked if the African countries should adopt the single currency given the adoption by eight Francophone countries.
Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, born 6 February 1960, the 8th elected President of the African Development Bank Group. Dr. Adesina, a distinguished development economist and agricultural development expert with 25 years of international experience. He is the first Nigerian to serve as President of the Bank Group. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina Biography and Profile.