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Nigeria Committed To Infrastructure Devt – SGF

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The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha says Nigeria is fully committed to infrastructural development that will meet the needs of its citizenry.

According to a statement by his media office, the SGF said this yesterday when he received representatives from a consortium of companies from America and South Korea who were on a courtesy visit to his office in Abuja. He assured the investors and international partners of government’s preparedness to welcoming any individual that has genuine interest in doing business in the country.

The SGF further assured them that government will do everything possible to support them where there are constraints in getting approval and acquiring license from Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Ministry of Power, Works and Housing or Environment, that would enable them carry out their projects in energy. “We want to invite the whole world to come invest in Nigeria. As a country and government, we are interested in the issuance of any license and we will treat it with dispatch,” he said.

He presented to the investors the areas of the country’s concern as in tackling the 17 million housing deficit, energy distribution because of the rise in the generation among other things. He advised them to do a formal letter that will contain details of the projects and also enumerate areas of constraints.

In his remarks, the leader of the delegation Terey Molelawn, Chairman of EIPP, USA, said they were in the office to seek for government’s support in acquiring license and in getting gas for the power project here in the country. He assured that they are bringing the funding and were determined to assist NNPC with pipelines that will connect to the grid.”

Their legal and management partners said the project will be in three stages and in the next 90 days, there will be ground breaking. The entire project is for $10bn and the first stage will kick start with $3bn.



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