A World Bank Mission, comprising of 10 Executive Directors, is expected in Nigeria on tomorrow to hold high-level discussions with the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN; Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun and some Governors over the Bank’s projects in the country.
A statement issued by the Minister’s Special Adviser, Media and
Communications, Oluyinka Akintunde, indicated that the World Bank’s delegation comprised 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.
He stated that apart from discussing ongoing World Bank projects and the country’s development priorities with the Vice President, Minister of Finance and the Governors, the delegation would also meet the organised private sector in Lagos and also tour LAPO Microfinance project in Lagos and Azura Power Plant in Edo State.
According to the minister’s aide, 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 at all levels of government in the country.
The visit is expected to also further enhance the goal of the Bank for member-countries and the effectiveness of the Executive Directors in providing the necessary support.