Lagarde IMF Chief Arrives Nigeria To Meet Buhari, Others


Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, has arrived Nigeria to begin a four-day official visit.
The August visitor arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport (NAA)at about 3pm in a private and taxied to the presidential wing.
At the Presidential wing of the airport, the IMF boss was received by the by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele
The IMF Managing Director was later driven away in convoy after the usual brief official introduction.
While in Nigeria, Abel learnt that Lagarde is expected to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Fiancé, CBN governor, businessmen and other relevant groups.
Prior to her four day trip to Nigeria, the IMF Managing Director said, “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.”
She continued, “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.”
IMF, an international organisation with about 190 countries is working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.