Government to mobilise more revenues as tax payers' base hits 19m

World Bank delegation to meet Osinbajo Adeosun others in Nigeria

The Home Grown School Feeding programme, for instance, addresses the questions of malnutrition, stunting.

"This is really where the work we are doing is".

The officials will also meet the organised private sector in Lagos as well as undertake a tour of LAPO Microfinance project in Lagos and Azura power plant in Edo state.

"We are not getting complacent around the increase in oil prices but we will focus on the fundamentals that will drive this economy", she told the World Bank executives.

On Nigeria's important role in the region, the Vice President noted that, "Nigeria is very involved in the region in the areas of security".

The delegation led by Mr. Patrizio Pagano arrived Nigeria on Wednesday to hold high-level discussions with the Vice President, Prof.

"We are rewriting the old rules and compacts; making it clear to Nigerians that we will ensure that every naira of public money is put to use for the maximum good of the Nigerian people".

He said, "It is important that the government keeps pushing on reforms, in particular its sustainability is very important for keeping the pace to increase inclusive growth, going forward".

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According to him, there is the Conditional Cash Transfer, a programme that has the full support from the World Bank, which the government hopes to do a million, but doing still around 300,000 because identifying the poorest among the people has its own challenges and difficulties.

A statement sent to business a.m. and signed by Oluyinka Akintunde, the finance minister's special adviser on media and communications, said the World Bank Mission would comprise its executive directors for Switzerland, France, Italy, Nordic, Peru, Germany, South Africa (representing Angola, Nigeria, and South Africa), Burkina Faso (representing Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa), Zimbabwe (representing Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa), United Kingdom and Indonesia.

Additional $125 million financing for State Health Investment Project; the $50 million second additional financing to Third National Fadama Development Project and the $125 million additional financing for polio eradication support project were also approved by the bank on June 7, 2016. "We spoke to beneficiaries and we understood how the lives of people are changing".

Yemi Osinbajo; Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, and some governors over the bank's projects in the country as well as private sector players, among others.

"We know what kind of growth sorting out the power sector will deliver and we also know what impact having sustainable, regular power will have on the cost of living for the average Nigerian".

"We have been able to grow the tax payers' base to 19 million in two years from the 65 million economically active people who are not tax complaint", she added.The Leader of the World Bank Mission to Nigeria, Patrizio Pagano, explained that the team was in the country to acquaint itself with the Government's growth and power priorities.

Adeosun noted that the Federal Government was working closely with the World Bank and other partners, adding that the Buhari administration remained determined to reposition the economy.

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