Buhari Requested We Shift Focus To Northern Nigeria, And It Has Been Difficult For Us – World Bank

On October 13, 2017 33 Comments

The President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, said on Thursday that the bank had concentrated on the northern region of Nigeria in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s request.

Kim and the Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, who spoke at separate press conferences in Washington DC, United States, also advised Buhari to invest in things that would enhance economic growth.

Kim said, “You know, in my very first meeting with President Buhari he said specifically that he would like us to shift our focus to the northern region of Nigeria and we’ve done that. Now, it has been very difficult. The work there has been very difficult.


Kim also said, “Focusing on the northern part of Nigeria, we hope that as commodity prices stabilise and oil prices come back up, the economy will grow a bit more. But very, very much important is the need to focus on what the drivers of growth in the future will be.”

According to the World Bank boss, the bank will invest in human capital in other parts of Africa in order to prepare the continent for the next phase of growth.


Comments (33)

  1. Afunwa Stephen Stephen says:

    My question who disorganized northern nigerian first of all..,PMB is the one who created B/H that disorganized northern nigerian, let him fix it back…,that’s to show how illiteracy of the northern cabals is..FOOLS

  2. austine says:

    Is this not terrorism against the South? Who is the person diving Nigeria? If an elected president can do this, why are we still saying one Nigeria.

  3. Dije Umma says:

    President Buhari is wise and economise? now the military is given special medical out reach you rejected it now he direct aid to another region you are complaining just to show world how Coward you are to the world.

  4. Ernest Jombo says:

    I wonder why a sitting president would direct a development agency in the country to focus development only on his northern region & I want to ask, where is the patriotism & integrity they were singing for us that the president were made of?.

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