World Bank Backs Buhari To Probe NNPC


The World Bank has thrown its weight behind President-elect, Maj. Gen. Mohammadu Buhari(retd.), to probe the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation over allegations of missing funds.

Speaking during a video conferencing from Washington to journalists from across Africa on the release of the bank’s analysis of issues shaping Africa titled ‘Africa’s Pulse’, top officials of the bank also lauded President Goodluck Jonathan for exhibiting political maturity after his defeat in the recent presidential election.

Answering questions from journalists, World Bank’s Chief Economist for Africa, Mr. Francisco Ferreira, said looking into financial record of the country, especially into allegation of corruption at the NNPC, would check impunity and build public institutions in the future. Read full on Punch