Niger to partner AfDB on infrastructural development

Niger State Government is planning to come up with a 30-year Development Plan (SDP) that will be implemented in phases.

Niger State Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago stated this when he met with the Director General (D.G) of Nigeria Country Office, African Development Bank (AfDB), Lamin Barrow, in his office in Abuja.

The meeting was aimed at establishing partnership between the Niger State government the AfDB to bring about developmental projects such as construction of schools, irrigation schemes and renewable energy among others.

Governor Umaru Bago explained that the SDP will help in developing agriculture, pointing out that for a start, government will take advantage of of the large expand of land and provide 100,000 hectares of land for agricultural activities, while efforts will be intensified for the creation of Agro-Processing Zones and renewable energy.

He highlighted the numerous mineral resources the state is endowed with, and that his administration will leverage on that to woo investors to the state.

The Governor assured that the state will do its best to ensure investors experience ease of doing business in the state.

The D.G, Nigeria Country Office, AfDB, Lamin Barrow, said the partnership will no doubt bring about the desired development and improve the life of citizens especially those in the rural areas.

He expressed confidence that the Bago led administration has the capacity to deliver dividends of democracy to the people owing to his banking experience.

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