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IMF Boss, Lagarde Arrives Nigeria On A Four-Day Visit


By Ganiyu Nasirudeen

The Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ms. Christine Lagarde has arrived Nigeria on a four-day working visit to engage the country’s policy makers on how to promote her economic development.

A statement released by the IMF, explained that Lagarde’s visit to Nigeria was also to provide an opportunity to strengthen the Fund’s partnership with the largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa.

While in the country, the IMF boss will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari and his economic team, legislators, senior leaders, prominent businessmen and women, as well as the representatives of civil society.

“Ms. Lagarde said ahead of her trip, Nigeria is working hard to improve its business environment, promote opportunities for growth in the private sector, and strengthen social cohesion in all areas.

I look forward to productive meetings with President Buhari and his colleagues as they address important economic challenges, most importantly the impact of low oil prices,’’ the statement quoted Lagarde as saying.

After Nigeria, Lagarde, the statement added, would proceed to Cameroon for another two-day visit.

On arrival at the Presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, Ms Lagarde was received by the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele.

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