“I do not think anyone in Nigeria needs persuading of the need for urgent action on the environment. Desertification in the north, floods in ... the centre, pollution and erosion on the coast are enough evidence. For Nigeria, climate change is not about the perils of tomorrow, but what is happening today,” President Muhammadu Buhari said during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in October. And today means Nigerians are finding it increasingly hard to afford basic food items.
Ade Ayeyemi is a good banker to know in a pandemic. For a start, with 31 years in the business, Ayeyemi has already navigated most of the economic and financial storms that markets and the wider world could throw at him. He also believes in preparation and research. He has spent the past four-and-a-half years as the captain of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated battening down the hatches.