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President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Dr. Jim Yong Kim on his
election as the new President of the World Bank.
President Jonathan also thanked the leaders, governments, peoples and
friends of developing countries, as well as the media and other civil society
groups, for the support and encouragement given to Nigeria's Coordinating
Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
The President restated the readiness of the Federal Government of Nigeria to
continue to build on the existing cordial relationship and cooperation with the
President Jonathan wishes Dr. Kim, the candidate of the United States in the
race for the helmsman of the World Bank, a successful tenure.
He urges him to see his election as a challenge and a great opportunity for
addressing the numerous issues of human development and poverty
alleviation facing developing countries in general and Africa in particular.
The President also enjoined the new World Bank President to broaden the
achievements of his predecessor, Robert Zoellick, and respond positively to
the calls for reforms of the multilateral institution.
President Jonathan also commended Nigeria and the developing world for
running a well-articulated campaign in the race for the presidency of the
The President noted that Dr. Okonjo-Iweala represented the voice of
developing countries in the imperative campaign for the reform of the World
Bank, stressing that her participation in the race has been a truly rewarding
experience, which should inspire all Africans and the rest of the developing
world to remain optimistic about the future of the World Bank.
Jonathan congratulates new World Bank
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
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