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IMO: Ihedioha appeals to World Bank for assistance

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Imo State Governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha has appealed to the World Bank to assist his administration in improving infrastructure in the state when he resumes office on May 29, 2019.

According to a statement on Friday by his media aide, Chibuike Onyeukwu, Ihedioha made the appeal when he met with the Country Director of the World Bank, Rachid Benmssaoud.

The Governor-elect, according to the statement, also met with the Country Director, Agency for French Development, Paschal Grangereau, to discuss issues concerning the state.

The statement read: “Emeka Ihedioha today met with the Country Director, Agency for French Development, Paschal Grangereau, to encourage partnership to address the strategic gaps in Imo State.

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“He also met with the Acting Head of DFID in Nigeria, Mr John Primrose. He sought partnership with the agency to address development gaps in Imo State.

“Also, he met with the German Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Bernhard Schlangheck, and CEO, Carbon Africa, Chizoba Adigwe, to discuss having a partnership.

“He thereafter met with the Country Director of the World Bank, Mr Rachid Benmssaoud, where he sought the bank’s partnership and intervention to urgently address infrastructure and development gaps in Imo State.

“The governor-elect expressed satisfaction with the outcome of these meetings as well as optimism about the strategic partnership towards realising the rebuilding of the state.

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