World Bank restates commitment to rebuilding North East

The Managing Director of the World Bank, Mrs Sri Indrawati, on Tuesday said the global bank remains committed to helping the Federal Government rebuild the North East.
The Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of the World Bank, Ms. Sri Mulyani Indrawati, has said that the Bank would support very strongly the Nigerian government to accelerate its goals, thereby creating jobs for its citizenry.
Indrawati, who is responsible for the World Bank’s operations worldwide, noted that the bank was also paying very close attention to the war-torn North-eastern section of the country.
The World Bank boss, who is in Nigeria on a two-day working visit also said that her discussions with top government officials will focus on job creation and adding value to the nation’s economy.
Indrawati, while speaking with the press briefly, said: “This is my first visit here in Nigeria. And as you know, the World Bank is supporting very strongly the Nigerian Government in trying to accelerate goals, in restoring goals in order to create jobs.”
According to her, “We are also paying very close attention to the North-east area, the development there so that we can address the issue of insurgency and conflicts. We will discuss with the government and I will give you the statement when we finish.”