President Bola Tinubu welcomed a delegation from the World Bank, led by its President, Ajay Banga, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Friday.
According to a statement released by the World Bank, Banga is commencing a three-day visit to Nigeria starting on the 3rd of August. During his stay, his agenda will focus on identifying opportunities to foster job creation for the youth and women, addressing energy requirements and exploring renewable energy prospects, and delving into the potential of digitization.
The statement read, “This is the next step of a global tour that is at the center of a mission to write a new playbook for the 78-year-old institution.
“As part of these efforts, he will visit a World Bank-financed mini-grid power plant that provides solar energy to an entire community and a woman-owned business that has generated more than 1,500 service-sector jobs for young Nigerians.
“In addition, the World Bank will convene discussions with representatives from the private sector and civil society.”
The statement further mentioned, “This visit marks a crucial phase of a global tour, central to the mission of redefining strategies for the 78-year-old institution.”
Banga will tour a World Bank-financed mini-grid power plant that supplies solar energy to an entire community as part of the visit’s initiatives. He will also visit a successful woman-owned business that has created over 1,500 service-sector jobs for young Nigerians.
Additionally, the World Bank will organize discussions with representatives from the private sector and civil society to further advance their goals in the region.