Ms. Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Managing Director arrived in Nigeria yesterday on a four-day official visit.

At the airport to receive her, among other dignitaries, were Minister of Finance Mrs. Kemi Adeosun and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele. She went  into a brief close-door meeting with the Nigerian team.

Ms.  Lagarde’s private aircraft touched down at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja,  some minutes before 3pm.

Thereafter she was driven out of the airport in a convoy.

Ms. Lagarde will engage with policy makers and other stakeholders to underline the IMF’s strong relationship with its African member countries.
In Abuja, Ms. Lagarde will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari and other senior government officials, along with business leaders, prominent women, and representatives of civil society groups. She will also meet with the legislators.

 

The visit  would provide the IMF an opportunity to strengthen its partnership with Nigeria, the largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa.

 

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