The World Bank is expressing its readiness to support Nigeria at building a virile economy. Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Bank, Sri Mulyani affirmed this while briefing state house correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Villa. The meeting between President Buhari and the World Bank Chief Executive is coming on the heels of the President’s insistence not to devalue the nation’s currency.
After a 30 minutes closed door deliberation, the Managing Director of the World Bank says the meeting was an avenue to discuss challenges facing Nigeria. She maintains that the World Bank is poised to assist Nigeria achieve the planned economic diversification which in her words will fast track effort at putting a strong economy in place for the nation. Mulyani says the World Bank also met with governors from the north eastern part of the country to fashion ways of rehabilitating the economy and victims of the Boko Haram insurgents.