IMF Chief, Christine Lagarde arrives Nigeria to hold talks with Buhari, others

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, IMF, yesterday arrived Nigeria on a four-day working visit that will see her hold talks with President Muhammadu Buhari, policy makers and other stakeholders on the possible ways IMF can partner with the nation in order to improve its economy.

Lagarde upon her arrival at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about 3pm on Monday was received by Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, and the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele.

IMF boss while speaking on the purpose of her visit said, “The visit to Nigeria will provide an opportunity to strengthen the fund’s partnership with the largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa.”
During her stay in Abuja, Lagarde will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari, lawmakers and other senior leaders as well as business leaders, prominent women, and representatives of civil society.

Sequel to her trip to Nigeria, she had said, “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.”

“Nigeria is working hard to improve its business environment, promote opportunities for growth in the private sector, and strengthen social cohesion, all areas where the government has an important role to play,” she said.

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