- The 10 top officials are executive directors of the World Bank in different countries of the world
- They are also expected to meet with governors as well as the finance minister, Kemi Adeosun
- They will visit Lagos and Edo as part of their tour on some projects
A World Bank mission, comprising of 10 executive directors, will be in Nigeria on Wednesday, May 9, to hold high-level discussions with the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, finance minister, Kemi Adeosun and some governors over projects in the country.
The meeting would be majorly centred on the World Bank projects in the country.
A statement issued by Oluyinka Akintunde, the spokesperson to Adeosun, said the World Bank mission are its 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 statement 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.
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.
he 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.
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It will further enhance the goal of the Bank for member-countries and the effectiveness of the executive directors in providing the necessary support.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, began a nationwide tour of federal government’s infrastructural projects nationwide with an inspection of the ongoing construction of the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line.
Mohammed, along with the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Tuesday, May 8, led a team of over 30 journalists on a tour of the fabrication plant of the project in Papalanto, Ogun state.
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