Bashir Mamman Ifo, the immediate past president of the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) passed on in Lomé on Monday.

The 61-year-old, according to reports died after a brief illness.

He joined the Bank as Head of Financial Operations Division of the erstwhile ECOWAS Fund. 

 In the course of his career at the Bank, Mr. IFO served in various positions, namely, Director of Treasury (ECOWAS Fund); Director of Finance ECOWAS Regional Investment Bank (ERIB); Acting MD of ERIB; and Vice-President of Finance and Corporate Services (EBID). 

He was appointed President of EBID on October 11, 2011 and served until his retirement in January 2020. 

Mr. IFO served on various international and local Boards and received numerous awards for his contributions in the areas of education, investment, finance and development sectors. 

A book of condolence has been opened in his honour at the Headquarters of EBID in Lomé.