World Bank Vice President For Africa Makhtar Diop To Visit Nigeria

World Bank Vice President for Africa, Makhtar Diop, will on Sunday January 13, visit Nigeria as part of his official trip after resumption of duty in May 2012. This was contained in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by Dele Oladokun, the Bank’s Communication Director. The visit will last for two days.

Diop took over from Oby Ezekwesili after the expiration of her tenure in the bank in May 2012. ``During his stay, he will hold discussions with key government officials, development donors, civil society organisations and youth leaders,’’ the statement said.

The statement said that Diop would visit President Goodluck Jonathan before his departure to Washington DC on Tuesday. According to the statement, the visit will enable him to understand Nigeria’s development opportunities and challenges. It said that it would also help him to understand how the country was playing a major leadership role in West Africa.

Diop will also visit some of the World Bank financed development projects in the country.

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