The World Bank President Ajay Banga is set to embark on a transformative three-day visit to Nigeria, commencing this Thursday.
It was gathered that the visit is a pivotal move towards charting a new course for the venerable 78-year-old institution.
According to the report, the visit, a vital juncture of his ongoing global tour aims to redefine the World Bank’s strategies and underscore its commitment to fostering progress and development on a global scale.
During his stay, Banga will engage in high-level discussions with Nigeria’s esteemed leaders, President Bola Tinubu and Vice-President Kashim Shettima, as they collectively steer the course for enhanced economic prosperity and societal advancement.
These deliberations will focus on identifying opportunities to stimulate job creation, especially for the youth and women, addressing the nation’s burgeoning energy needs through renewable energy sources, and harnessing the transformative potential of digitization.
The World Bank has articulated its intent to capitalize on this visit to bolster efforts in several key areas.
One highlight of Banga’s itinerary is a tour of a World Bank-funded mini-grid power plant, an exemplary initiative delivering solar energy to an entire community.