Nigerian govt in talks with World Bank to secure $1bn loan for power sector

Apr 16, 2019

The Government of Nigeria has disclosed that discussions were ongoing with the World Bank to secure a $1 billion loan for the development of the power sector.

This was revealed by the Minister for Finance, Ahmed Zainab at a press briefing marking the end of the 2019 Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC, USA, on Monday.

She explained that various MDAs would be carried along to fast tack the process.

She said, “We also met with the World Bank Power Sector team and discussed the way forward on the Proposed $1 billion Nigeria Performance Based Loan (PBL). We agreed to bring relevant MDAs together to ensure that we advance this in a timely manner.

“We will also discuss the Country Portfolio Performance of Nigeria which currently stands at $9.8 billion with the Nigerian Country team at the World Bank and how we could manage the portfolio for optimum results.”

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