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Update: Presidency Keeps Mum Over Buhari's Request From World Bank on Northern Nigeria |Alertnaija.com
Posted on: 13th-Oct-2017 at 2:32 pm
The presidency on Friday refused to react to the claim of the World Bank Group that President Muhammadu Buhari asked the organisation to focus on northern Nigeria.

PUNCH had reported that Jim Yong Kim, president of the group, said at a news conference in Washington DC, US, on Thursday, that Buhari asked the organisation to focus on the northern part of the country.

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant on media to the president, for comment said he had been out of town and not in the “loop of things”, so he could not speak on it when TheCable requested for a comment.

Femi Adesina, special adviser on media and publicity to the president, only said “no comment” when he was reached for a reaction.

Kim was quoted to have said the bank concentrated on northern Nigeria because of Buhari’s request.

“You know, in my very first meeting with President Buhari he said specifically that he would like us to shift our focus to the northern region of Nigeria and we’ve done that. Now, it has been very difficult. The work there has been very difficult,” he said.

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