The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has met the Country Directors of the World Bank, Rachid Benmessaoud ; IMF, Gene Leone; and the African Development Bank(AfDB) Dr. Dore Ousmane with a view to maximizing the working relationship between the country and the development finance institutions.
She met separately with each of them in her office, in Abuja, yesterday.
It was learnt that the minister asked for a sustained cooperation and assistance from each of the organizations which have been undertaking various developmental projects and programmes towards the socio-economic advancement of the nation.
She was said to have assured the heads of the institutions in Nigeria that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration was determined to ensure a prudent utilization of all resources at its disposal and that it would treasure assistance from them.
Mrs. Adeosun was also said to have expressed federal government’s plans towards diversifying the nation’s economy with a view to paying greater attention to the solid minerals sector and agriculture, while increasing power sector capacity in order to create more opportunities in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, MSMEs sector.
World bank’s Benmessaoud was said to have told the minister that the organization has been a long-standing ally of Nigeria in her development efforts and that it would diligently work towards a successful implementation of all its projects in the country.