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Gov Bello Partners UK Investors To Bridge Niger’s Infrastructure Gap



Niger State governor, Abubakar Sani-Bello,  has met with the Osprey Investment Group in the United Kingdom to seek infrastructure development.

A statement by the chief press secretary to the governor, Jibrin Baba Ndace, said the meeting was a continuation of an earlier meeting between the Niger State  government and the Osprey Group in Abuja.

At the organisation’s headquarters in London, Governor Sani-Bello said  his administration was  committed to filling infrastructure gap in the state through medium and long term strategies. He noted that in every discussion on partnership between Niger State government and investors, the focus has been on how to do things differently.

“We want to do things differently in a way that there is sustainability and the confidence of  investors is maintained in the development of the state. We will focus on medium and long term strategies because we want a win-win situation in every partnership.”

The governor revealed that the focus of his administration since inception on May 29th, 2015 has been on completing projects started by previous administrations in the state.

“The priority of the administration since May 29th, 2015 has been on completing existing projects started by previous administration that  have direct impacts on the lives of citizens. ”

While the discussions focused on rail, road, agriculture emphasis was on roads in the state with particular attention to link roads in order to boost the economic and social sector of the state.

In his remarks, group chairman, Osprey Investment, David Winn expressed willingness to work with Niger State Government in filling its infrastructure deficit.

Osprey Investments Group is a leading British-based infrastructural advisory group with over 40 years’ experience in Nigeria in project management, investment and consultancy.

The group has been working with Federal and State Governments in Nigeria.

Mr David Winn, Group Chairman, Osprey Investment and Mr Scott Hamilton, Chairman  Shadowgate Developments & Osprey Investments, UK led the discussions on behalf of the Group.

Governor Sani-Bello was accompanied to the meeting  by his Chief of Staff, Hon. Mikail Almin Bmitosahi; Commissioner for Works, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe; and Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Zakari Abubakar.



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