UNSGSA -UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development

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UNSGSA Visits Nigeria in Support of National Strategy for Financial Inclusion

The UNSGSA joined the Vice-President of Nigeria and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria to launch Nigeria’s National Financial Inclusion Strategy, acknowledging its significance in changing the future for millions of Nigerians. In her remarks, the UNSGSA encouraged all stakeholders to work together and across sectors in order to ensure the success of the Strategy. The UNSGSA met with the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Governor of the Central Bank, Minister of Finance, and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to discuss how an inclusive financial sector can advance national priorities including jobs, economic growth and rural development as well as practical steps for implementation. The UNSGSA also visited a microfinance bank and spoke to clients about their needs and aspirations.