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President Muhammadu Buhari, has recently been accused by his critics of favouring the Northern part of the country, while citing lopsidedness in various appointments made by his administration.
The latest criticism followed when World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, recently divulged that Buhari had asked the Bank to concentrate development on Northern Nigeria.
Findings on the World Bank website, projects.worldbank.org, by Post-Nigeria, showed that out of the 14 World Bank-sponsored projects in the country, seven are exclusively for the North, while six others are meant for the whole nation (South-West, South-South, South-East, North-West, North-East, North Central, and North West); and the remaining one is for Lagos State.
The implication is that in addition to solely getting the lion’s share of the projects, the North also shared in the remaining 50 percent with the South-West, South-East and South-South.
The projects exclusive to the Northern region worth $1 billion are: Multi-Sectoral Crisis Recovery Project for North-eastern Nigeria ($200m; Borno, Yobe and Adamawa); State Education Program Investment Project ($100m; North-East states); Community and Social Development Project ($75m; Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Taraba, Bauchi, and Gombe); Youth Employment and Social Support Project ($100m; Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Taraba, Bauchi, and Gombe States); Additional Financing Nigeria State Health Investment Project ($125m; Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe) and the Third National Fadama Development Project ($50m; selected area in the North-East). The seventh Northern project worth $350m is for the Kaduna State Economic Transformation Program-for-Results Project $350m.
The KSETPRP, which was approved in June 2017, is expected to close on March 31, 2021.
Projects worth $2.9 billion were earmarked for the nation, which Northern States are also expected to benefit from. They are: Better Education Service Delivery for All ($611m); Mineral Sector Support for Economic Diversification Project ($150m); NEITI Reporting Compliance ($0.32m); the Polio Eradication Support Project ($125m); National Social Safety Nets Project ($1.8b); and $200m-Agro-Processing, Agricultural Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support Project specifically designed for Kano, Kaduna, Lagos, Cross River, Kogi, Enugu and three other States.
There was also the Third Lagos State Development Policy Operation ($200m), a stand-alone project which was approved on June 26, 2015 and ended on December 31, 2016.
The World Bank documents did not contain any programme or project specifically designed for the South-East, South-South, and the Middle Belt regions, since Buhari got into power.

A document containing the details of the project on the Bank’s website, explained the purpose of the Kaduna project thus: “The development objective of Kaduna State Economic Transformation Programme-for-Results Project for Nigeria is to improve the business enabling environment and strengthen fiscal management and accountability in Kaduna State. This operation is fully aligned with the World Bank. Group’s Country Partnership Strategy for the Federal Republic of Nigeria for FY14–FY17. This Programme-for-Results focuses on increasing the number of jobs in the modern private sector and boosting the productivity of traditional economic sectors. Another important and complementary focus of the PforR is to support Kaduna State to increase its fiscal space and enhance expenditure effectiveness to boost investments in human capital and physical assets sustainably.”
According to the Bank’s documents, the $200m-MSCRP, meant for only North-East States, is to “support the government of Nigeria towards rehabilitating and improving critical service delivery infrastructure, improve the livelihood opportunities of conflict and displacement-affected communities, and strengthen social cohesion in the North-East States of Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa; and in the event of an eligible crisis or emergency, to provide immediate and effective response to the said eligible crisis or emergency.”
Post-Nigeria recalls that while shedding light on why half of the projects were exclusively allocated to the North and no special projects for the other regions, the World Bank Boss at a Press Conference, in Washington DC, United States, had disclosed that the Bank focused more on the region based on Buhari’s request.
“You know, in my very first meeting with President Buhari, he said specifically that he would like us to shift our focus to the Northern region of Nigeria, and we have done that. Now, it has been very difficult. The work there has been very difficult.
“Focusing on the Northern part of Nigeria, we hope that as commodity prices stabilise and oil prices come back up, the economy will grow a bit more. But very, very much important is the need to focus on what the drivers of growth in the future will be”, the Bank’s President had said.
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