Africa honors legacy of former UNECA chief – Xinhua


ADDIS ABABA, July 7 (Xinhua) — The African continent celebrated the legacy of the late Adebayo Adedeji, who had served as the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) for over 16 years.

The continent, under the leadership of the ECA, has glorified the works and contributions of Adedeji through various meetings and gatherings as he was buried Friday in his home country Nigeria.

Hundreds of African policymakers and experts from all walks of life including Namibia’s President Hage Geingob, Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, as well as top ECA officials have expressed their respect to Adedeji’s legacy to Africa’s development, the UNECA revealed in a statement on Saturday.

Adedeji, who was the ECA Chief for 16 years from…

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