World Bank president Ajay Banga to visit Nigeria in global tour


World Bank President Ajay Banga is set to embark on a three-day visit to Nigeria as part of a global tour aimed at creating a new playbook for the World Bank.

During his stay, Banga will meet with President Bola Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima.

The visit is referred to as the next step of a global tour that is at the centre of a mission to write a new playbook for the 78-year-old institution.

According to the World Bank authorities, Banga will focus his time in Nigeria on identifying opportunities to create jobs for young people and women, addressing energy needs and renewable energy, and further exploring the potential for digitization.

“As part of these efforts, he will visit a World Bank-financed mini-grid power plant that is providing solar energy to an entire community and a woman-owned business that has generated more than 1,500 service-sector jobs for young Nigerians,” the bank said.

In addition, the World Bank said it will “convene discussions with representatives from the private sector and civil society”.

Banga is arriving after a two-day visit to Ethiopia and will be joined by his wife Ritu Banga.

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