The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed and the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, will join other economic experts from around the world to discuss issues affecting the global economy. Discussions would take place under the auspices of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund.
The 2018 Annual Meeting of the IMF and the World Bank would bring together Ministers of Finance, Central Bank Governors, Parliamentarians, Private Sector Executives as well as representatives from civil society organisations and the academia.
The experts would discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development and aid effectiveness. The meeting would also feature seminars, regional briefings, press conferences and other events with a focus on global economy, international development and the world’s financial system. The meetings will hold between October 8 and 14.
Nigeria attends the meeting each year because of the quantum of investments and technical assistance it receives from both the IMF and the World Bank. Although Nigeria currently has zero loans with the IMF, it enjoys technical support from the organisation.