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IMF boss commends Buhari ahead of visit

04 January 2016, 18:10

Abuja - Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, praised the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for ensuring an enabling business environment to enhance economic growth.

She was speaking ahead of her visit to Nigeria, where she is scheduled to meet Buhari, among other leaders.

“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,” said Lagarde ahead of the meetings.

In Abuja, Lagarde will meet with Buhari and other senior leaders, along with business leaders, prominent women, and representatives of civil society.

She will also meet with legislators.

“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,” said Lagarde said ahead of her trip.

She will tour Nigeria and Cameroon between Monday and Saturday to engage with policy makers and other stakeholders in both countries and from the region and to underline the IMF’s strong relationship with its African member countries.

The visit to Nigeria will provide an opportunity to strengthen the Fund’s partnership with the largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa.

- CAJ News


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