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World Bank Human Development Sector Director Visits Nigeria

March 8, 2013

ABUJA, Nigeria, March 8, 2013 --- The World Bank Sector Director for Human Development, Ritva Reinikka, would arrive Nigeria on Sunday March 10, 2013 for a 4 day official visit to the country. 

The Director’s visit would afford her an opportunity to review Nigeria’s human development opportunities and challenges, ways the Bank and Nigeria can continue to partner towards improving service delivery in health and education as well as the human development indices of the country.

During her stay, she would hold discussions with key Government officials and partners; she would also meet the Nigerian and international media at a press conference early Thursday afternoon.

Ms. Ritva Reinikka, a former World Bank Country Director to South Africa and co-director of the 2004 World Development Report Making Services Work for Poor People, would also visit some World Bank financed development projects in health, education and youth development in order to see the Bank’s work in action,. She would also visit projects from the “Saving a Million Lives” initiative of President Goodluck Jonathan so as to seek even more tangible results that would put Nigeria in line with achieving some of the Millennium Development Goals.

The World Bank Sector Director would meet with Minister of Finance and coordinating minister of the economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala before departing for Washington on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Media Contacts
In Abuja
Bamidele Oladokun
Tel : +234.803.322.1926
In Washington
Kavita P Watsa
Tel : +1.202.458.8810


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