President Buhari never tell the world president Jim Yong Kim to solely concentrate on the North. What he said was that he should give attention to the North East which has been devastated by eight years of Boko Haram war.
The vanguard news report that Femi Adesina, the media adviser gave this clarification against the backdrop of misinformation and distortion going on in a section of the media.
what Buhari told world Bank president Jim Yong Kim
He said President Buhari has done what was expected of a caring father by asking for help in rebuilding the North East.
Those who specialize in a deliberate twisting of information have wailed and raged endlessly on the news item credited to the World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim, who disclosed in Washington DC, United States of America, that President Muhammadu Buhari had requested a concentration of the Bank’s intervention efforts in the northern part of Nigeria, particularly in the North-east,” Adesina said in the clarification issued Friday.
“The ignorant and mischievous people, who twist everything for their vile purposes, are making it seem that it was a calculated attempt to give the North an unfair advantage over other parts of Nigeria.
“The truth of the matter is that President Buhari, right from his first week in office in June, 2015, had reached out to the G-7 in Germany that Nigeria needed help to rebuild the North-east, which had been terribly devastated by insurgency. He said the country would prefer help in terms of rebuilding of infrastructure, rather than cash donation, which may end up being misappropriated. In concert with Governors of the region, a comprehensive list of needed repairs was sent to the G-7 leaders. Follow the full story here