The Nigerian office of the Bank said on Thursday that Mr. Diop will hold discussions with key Federal Government officials including President Goodluck Jonathan, some development and donor agencies, civil society organizations, and youth leaders during the visit.
“The Vice President’s visit will afford him a first-hand opportunity to better understand Nigeria’s development opportunities and challenges, and how the country plays a major leadership role in West Africa,” the World Bank Nigeria Office statement signed by Obadiah Tohomdet, Senior Communications Specialist, said.
Mr. Diop, a former Finance Minister of Senegal, and former World Bank Country Director for Kenya, and later Brazil, would visit some World Bank financed development projects in the education sector to see the Bank’s work in action, as well as how best to make its assistance more efficient and responsive to the country’s development needs.
He is expected to brief the media in Abuja on January 15 before departing for Washington.
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