Buhari Asked Us To Focus On Northern Nigeria -World Bank President Jim Yong Kim

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The President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, said on Thursday that the bank had concentrated on the northern region of Nigeria in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s request. Kim and the Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, who spoke at separate press conferences in Washington DC, United States, also advised Buhari to invest in things that would enhance economic growth.
Kim said, “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 an investment in human capital.  The percentage of the Gross Domestic Product that Nigeria spends on healthcare is less than one percent.”
He added, “Despite that, there is so much turbulence in the northern part of the country, and there is the hit that was taken from the drop in the oil prices.  Nigeria has to think ahead and invest in its people. Investing in the things that will allow Nigeria to be a thriving, rapidly growing economy in the future is what the country has to focus on right now.”
Kim also said, “Focusing on the northern part of Nigeria, we hope that as commodity prices stabilise and oil prices come back up, the economy will grow a bit more. But very, very much important is the need to focus on what the drivers of growth in the future will be.” According to the World Bank boss, the bank will invest in human capital in other parts of Africa in order to prepare the continent for the next phase of growth. Lagarde, in her remarks, said Sub-Saharan African countries, including Nigeria, had posted suboptimal growth in recent times. The growth figures, she said, were far too small considering the huge demographic potential of Nigeria and other countries in the region. As a result, she said the IMF would be engaging ministers of finance and central bank governors from the region attending the annual World Bank and IMF meetings on how they could boost and stabilise economic growth.
Lagarde said, “The Sub-Saharan Africa is one region of the world where growth is suboptimal. Those countries grow at an average growth of 2.5 percent. That is too low for the demographic expansion of the region.” The IMF managing director said emerging and developing economies must invest more in their economies through infrastructural spending, strengthening safety nets, allowing women more access to the labour market and carrying structural reforms.
Mykie010 at 11:08 AM, 13 Oct 17 (3 months ago)
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Oga we already know his ways,only fools still believe in him.
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BournIdentity at 11:17 AM, 13 Oct 17 (3 months ago)
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Cos d problem wey northerners get only,,, big pass d whole of naija.. Boko wey bi ordinary NGO b4 don become super NGO under GEJ nose wey nthg happen, scattered all part of E/West Africa
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BournIdentity at 11:19 AM, 13 Oct 17 (3 months ago)
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Na true yarn Buhari troway give you people..,, konfirm
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kixme at 11:28 AM, 13 Oct 17 (3 months ago)
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....uncle BUBU and his shifted brain....what else will you expect from BUBU
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ruthie at 11:33 AM, 13 Oct 17 (3 months ago)
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GOOD MOVE...THAT PART OF THE COUNTRY HAVE BEEN RAVAGED BY WAR...
FOOLS WILL NOT READ TO THE END, JUST THE HEADLINE....
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Deltaboy1 at 11:36 AM, 13 Oct 17 (3 months ago)
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Quote from: ruthie on 11:33 AM, 13 Oct 17
GOOD MOVE...THAT PART OF THE COUNTRY HAVE BEEN RAVAGED BY WAR...
FOOLS WILL NOT READ TO THE END, JUST THE HEADLINE....
u are evil
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BournIdentity at 11:39 AM, 13 Oct 17 (3 months ago)
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Roll Eyes guy if na how u see am, u fit hit ur malu head for wall
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itumopapa at 12:08 PM, 13 Oct 17 (3 months ago)
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Northerner are really suffering despite the fact that they have billionaires there who do not care about there people. They really suffering in North.
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tegonwa at 12:15 PM, 13 Oct 17 (3 months ago)
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Quote from: ruthie on 11:33 AM, 13 Oct 17
GOOD MOVE...THAT PART OF THE COUNTRY HAVE BEEN RAVAGED BY WAR...
FOOLS WILL NOT READ TO THE END, JUST THE HEADLINE....
Ruthie This Is Too Bad Of U.Et Tu Brute?What About Niger Delta Ravaged By Oil Spillage?Did Gowon Ask The World Bank To Focus On Biafra Land After The Civil War?Too Bad.Please Don't Let Any Igbo Man Read This Comment Of Urs.Too Bad.
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WhaleDog at 12:18 PM, 13 Oct 17 (3 months ago)
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No excuse under any guise to sectionalize national development.As a staunch believer in Buhari ,I would say this is so worrisome and shouldn’t have been traced or recorded to Buhari .Northern under development shouldn’t be blamed on other geographical zone of the nation but they the northerners should bear the brunt of their lackluster and their environmental degradation.Since inception the north has ruled Nigeria more than any other zone in the country but yet their leaders have stolen and siphoned the money allocated for their development and this shouldn’t be shouldered by other zone at this time when the economy and human capital has drastically reduced .

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tegonwa at 12:20 PM, 13 Oct 17 (3 months ago)
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What A Hopeless Leadership! Tufiakwa! Very Hopeless! To Hell With This Sentimental Style Of Governance!Nonsense!And Yet Igbos And Yorubas Excel More Than The So Called Northerners.What A Country.Too Hopeless!Nawaa O!
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blowout at 01:13 PM, 13 Oct 17 (3 months ago)
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of course the north should be focused on as well as the south west and east. why should the focus be only on the north??? other regions don't need or deserve development abi. the north has been the way it is because the northern elites want it that way. it serves their purpose to keep the northern masses uneducated. the world bank and IMF will never do anything for free so where will the money that will be used to pay for this focus on the north come from? it will come from sales of the crude oil from the SOUTH!!! monkey dey work baboon dey chop.
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Keffejude at 01:19 PM, 13 Oct 17 (3 months ago)
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9ja delta dey roast while northern trash re softing smh
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BournIdentity at 01:47 PM, 13 Oct 17 (3 months ago)
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I just dey observe some morons wey don go chronic
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HUMANresurce at 01:49 PM, 13 Oct 17 (3 months ago)
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Quote from: ruthie on 11:33 AM, 13 Oct 17
GOOD MOVE...THAT PART OF THE COUNTRY HAVE BEEN RAVAGED BY WAR...
FOOLS WILL NOT READ TO THE END, JUST THE HEADLINE....
I've been reading your comment in this forum and i've never read any good comment from your blockhead. you always sound stupid and senseless. If have a trojan virus, i will send it to destroy that poor divice youre using to write nonsence in this naijapals. I dont know who you are but your comment has made me to hate you. Your a motherphyuker.
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ruthie at 01:56 PM, 13 Oct 17 (3 months ago)
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Quote from: Deltaboy1 on 11:36 AM, 13 Oct 17
u are evil
READ IT WELL...MONKEY
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ruthie at 01:57 PM, 13 Oct 17 (3 months ago)
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Quote from: tegonwa on 12:15 PM, 13 Oct 17
Ruthie This Is Too Bad Of U.Et Tu Brute?What About Niger Delta Ravaged By Oil Spillage?Did Gowon Ask The World Bank To Focus On Biafra Land After The Civil War?Too Bad.Please Don't Let Any Igbo Man Read This Comment Of Urs.Too Bad.
READ IT WELL AND DONT BE CARRIED AWAY BE SENTIMENTS...ARE YOU NOT YOU AWARE OF THE CLEAN UP PROCESS IN THE NIGER DELTA? AND OTHER ACTIVITIES...ABEG GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT
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ruthie at 01:59 PM, 13 Oct 17 (3 months ago)
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Quote from: HUMANresurce on 01:49 PM, 13 Oct 17
I've been reading your comment in this forum and i've never read any good comment from your blockhead. you always sound stupid and senseless. If have a trojan virus, i will send it to destroy that poor divice youre using to write nonsence in this naijapals. I dont know who you are but your comment has made me to hate you. Your a motherphyuker.
WHO IS THIS MORONIC INDIVIDUAL...NO WONDER YOUR IGNORANT BIAFRAUDS WILL NEVER GET BIAFRA...COMPREHEND THE ARTICLE AND STOP LOOKING AT THE HEADLINES ...
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HUMANresurce at 02:00 PM, 13 Oct 17 (3 months ago)
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BUHARI WILL CARRY THE NIGER DELTAS WEALTH AND CARRY IT TO DEVELOP NORTHERN NIGERIA AND THE NIGER DELTA HAS NO POTABLE WATER IN THEIR COMMUNITY.. BUHARI AND ALL HIS GENERATION WILL SURELY SUFFER FOR ALL THIS WEKEDNESS.
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