According to World Bank, its Executive Director for Nigeria, Angola, and South Africa, Haruna Mohammed, has passed away on Friday at Georgetown Hospital in Washington, DC..
Mr Ousmane Diagana, World Bank Group’s Vice President, Human Resources, has made this known in a statement.
He said: “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.”
“Mohammed’s colleagues and staff members warmly remember him as someone who possessed a humble, kind, generous, spiritual and deeply compassionate disposition.
“This was beautifully balanced by his extensive knowledge of West African perspectives and history, and his thorough understanding of the issues most pressing to African countries.
“He is survived by his wife, Inno and their children. Our deepest sympathy is extended to them, as well as to Haruna’s extended family and friends,” he said.