Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine
Lagarde, arrived Nigeria yesterday Monday January 4th to begin a
four-day visit to the country which is aimed at fostering a strong
relationship with Nigeria and other African member countries as well as
to discuss Nigeria’s economic matters with President Buhari.
“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. The visit to Nigeria will
provide an opportunity to strengthen the Fund’s partnership with the
largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa,”
She will also be visiting Cameroon after her stay in Nigeria.