The world’s number one financial institution, World Bank, has rated Akwa Ibom State as the best performing state in South-South Nigeria for the 2019 fiscal year.
Announcing this in a Commendable Performance letter addressed to the state government on Monday, September 30, the World Bank Country Director for Nigeria, Africa Region, Rachid Banmessaoud also congratulated the State government for being recognised by World Bank Task Team Leaders on its performance in project implementation.
The letter reads: “This is to appreciate your state’s participation in the just concluded Nigeria Portfolio Performance Awards ceremony hosted by the World Bank Country Office in Abuja, and to congratulate you on your states’s commendable performance which led to winning first position, as the best performing state under the South-South Region”.
“The event recognised the performance of project implementation teams across the states and Federal institutions”.
“Through this event and award, we also believe Akwa Ibom State will significantly improve the overall momentum in the implementations of projects in the State” Banmessaoud wrote.