Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Haruna Mohammed Nigerian-Born World Bank Director Dies

The World Bank has announced the death of Haruna Mohammed, Executive Director for Nigeria, Angola, and South Africa. Mr Ousmane Diagana, World Bank Group’s Vice President, Human Resources, said in a statement that Mohammed passed away on Friday at Georgetown Hospital in Washington, DC.

“Before being appointed Executive Director in October 2018, Mohammed was serving as the Alternate Executive Director of his constituency. He was on the job from January 2017 till October 2018, when he rejoined the Board.

“He had previously represented his home country of Nigeria as both an Adviser and Senior Adviser between 2001 and 2006,” Diagana said.

Mohammed was born in Katsina, and before joining the Board of the World Bank, he had a long and distinguished career in the Federal Ministry of Finance where he started as an Economic Planning Officer in 1983 and rose to the positions of Chief Economist and Director of International Economic Relations. May his soul rest in peace.