A World Bank Mission, comprising of 10 Executive Directors, will tomorrow arrive Nigeria to hold high-level discussions with the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun and some Governors over the Bank’s ongoing projects in the country.
The Minister’s Special Adviser, Media and Communications, Oluyinka Akintunde, stated 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.
According to him, in addition to discussing the Breton Woods’ ongoing projects and the country’s development priorities with the Vice President, the 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.
Akintunde indicated that the visit was expected to provide a first-hand impression of the challenges confronting the Federal and State Governments in their implementation of development projects as well as ensuring good governance at all levels of government in the country.
He stated further that the visit would further enhance the goal of the Bank for member-countries and the effectiveness of the Executive Directors in providing the necessary support.