A World Bank Mission, comprising of 10 Executive Directors is expected in Nigeria 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 Wednesday.
A statement by the Special Adviser, Media and Communications to the Minister of Finance, Oluyinka Akintunde said the delegation would discuss ongoing World Bank projects and the country’s development priorities with the Vice President, Minister of Finance and the Governors.
“In the World Bank Mission are 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 officials will also meet the organised private sector in Lagos as well as undertake a tour of LAPO Microfinance project in Lagos and 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,” the statement read.
It explained that the meeting would further “enhance the goal of the Bank for member-countries and the effectiveness of the Executive Directors in providing the necessary support.”