October 13, 2017 – President Buhari Told Us To Focus On Northern Nigeria – World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim
World Bank President, Mr Jim Yong Kim revealed yesterday that the bank is putting all her resources in the Northern part of Nigeria on the instruction of Mr President.
Mr Kim and the MD of IMF (Int’l Monetary Fund) Christine Lagarde advised President Buhari to invest in things that would grow the economy.
Here is what Kim said in a press conference in Washington DC yesterday:
“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. I think Nigeria, of course, has suffered from the dropping oil prices. I think things are just now getting better.
But the conversation we need to have with Nigeria, I think, is in many ways related to the theme that I brought to the table just this past week, which is investment in human capital. The percentage of the Gross Domestic Product that Nigeria spends on healthcare is less than one percent.”