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Nigeria’s Budget for Capital Isn’t Enough, Okonjo-Iweala Says

July 06, 2011

July 6 (Bloomberg) -- Nigeria’s 2011 spending plans allocate “almost 74 percent” to recurrent expenditure, leaving the share for capital investment inadequate, Cabinet nominee and managing director of the World Bank, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said at a Senate confirmation hearing today in the capital, Abuja.

“We need to make sure the recurrent doesn’t eat up everything in the budget,” she said.

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