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Vol 39 No 20

Published 9th October 1998


Nigeria

Usman Optimism

After four years as a virtual pariah, Nigeria was feted at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank annual meeting as a rare bright spot on a sea of almost unremitting gloom. Astutely, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (AC Vol 39 No 18) had sent a delegation led by Finance Minister Ismaila Usman and soon-to-retire Central Bank Governor Paul Ogwuma, in a hail of reform-minded policy promises.

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