The President of the World Bank, Dr. Jim Yong Kim is billed to arrive Nigeria this morning on a three-day visit.
Kim is expected to arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja by 9a.m. He is to be received by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, and some top government functionaries.
Although the details of his visit are not known, it’s believed that Kim is coming to Nigeria in connection with issues pertaining to the economy and the support to the country’s efforts to rebuild the North-east, which has been ravaged by insurgency.
The World Bank announced recently that it was setting aside $800 million in support of the rebuilding of infrastructure devastated by years of Boko Haram insurgency in the North East.
The United Nations (UN) Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Fatma Samoura, who disclosed this, stated that the global body was increasing its presence in Borno State and other North-east states ravaged by insurgency.
Recall four months earlier, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ms. Christine Lagarde, visited Nigeria.