Ajay Banga, the President of the World Bank, is scheduled to visit Nigeria this week as part of his global tour to strengthen the bank’s relationships with partner countries.
During his three-day visit, Banga will focus on identifying opportunities to create jobs for young people and women, addressing energy needs and renewable energy, and exploring the potential for digitization.
He will visit a World Bank-financed mini-grid power plant that provides solar energy to a community and a woman-owned business that has generated over 1,500 service-sector jobs for young Nigerians.
Banga will also meet with President Bola Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima, as well as representatives from the private sector and civil society.
This visit to Nigeria follows Banga’s previous stops in Ethiopia, Peru, Jamaica, and India.
Prior to his role at the World Bank, Banga served as the President and CEO of Mastercard.
This article was updated 1 month ago