World Bank officials to meet Osinbajo, Govs, Adeosun over projects


May 8, 2018 | 5:17 pm
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A World Bank Mission comprising of ten Executive Directors is expected in Nigeria on Wednesday to hold high-level discussions with the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Minister of Finance,  Kemi Adeosun and some governors over the bank’s projects in the country.

In the World Bank Mission comprises of the bank’s Executive Directors for Switzerland, France, Italy, Nordic, Peru, Germany, South Africa (representing Angola, Nigeria and South Africa), Burkina Faso (representing Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa), Zimbabwe (representing Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa), United Kingdom and Indonesia.

The delegation will discuss ongoing World Bank projects and the country’s development priorities with the Vice President, Minister of Finance and the state governors.

The officials will also meet the organised private sector in Lagos, as well as undertake a tour of the LAPO Microfinance project in Lagos and the Azura Power Plant in Edo State.

The visit is expected to provide a first-hand impression of the challenges that both the Federal and State Governments face in implementing development projects, as well as ensuring good governance overall.

It will further enhance the goal of the bank for member-countries and the effectiveness of the Executive Directors in providing the necessary support.



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