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Wale Edun, Tinubu’s minister bags World Bank appointment

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Nigeria’s Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Wale Edun, has been appointed by the World Bank as the Chairman of the African Governors’ Forum.

This was disclosed in a statement on the Ministry of Finance’s verified X handle on Saturday.

According to the ministry, Edun’s appointment makes it the first time Nigeria has assumed the role in 60 years.

The statement reads, “The appointment presents a unique opportunity for Nigeria and the implementation of President Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda.

“Nigeria’s Minister, @FinMinNigeria, and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Mr. Wale Edun, have been appointed to chair the African Governors’ Forum of the World Bank.

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“This marks the first time Nigeria has assumed the role of chairman in 60 years.”

The World Bank’s African Governors’ Forum is a platform for African finance ministers and central bank governors to engage with the World Bank on issues of mutual interest.

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