The World Bank Vice President for Africa, Mr Makhtar Diop, will on Sunday Jan. 13, visit Nigeria as part of his official trip after resumption of duty in May 2012.
This was contained in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by Mr Dele Oladokun, the bank's Communication Director.
The visit will last for two days. Mr. Diop took over from Mrs Oby Ezekwesili after the expiration of her tenure in the bank in May 2012.
"During his stay, he will hold discussions with key government officials, development donors, civil society organisations and youth leaders," it said.
The statement said that Diop would visit President Goodluck Jonathan before his departure to Washington DC on Tuesday.
According to the statement, the visit will enable him to understand Nigeria's development opportunities and challenges.
It said that it would also help him to understand how the country was playing a major leadership role in the West Africa.
The statement said that Diop would also visit some of the World Bank financed development projects in the country.