Nigeria is expected to attract a grant of €25m from The Netherlands for the construction of priority bridges in the country.

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Speaking after a meeting which also had in attendance the Nigerian ambassador to The Netherlands, Oluremi Oliyide, the minister of Works, David Umahi, said it was part of the government’s disposition to thinking outside the box.

He assured the team that the federal government was interested in accessing international interventions from donor agencies and other development partners to address the infrastructural deficits inhibiting economic development in Nigeria.

Umahi, a statement in Abuja from his spokesman, Uchenna Orji, noted that an increase in partnerships and collaborations were necessary to support the funding of the critical sector of the economy for the promotion of a robust and equitable economic growth.

He assured the investors that once due diligence was carried out, he would present the proposal to President Bola Tinubu for approval.

According to him, “We have a number of projects that we can do together. But I think the best thing to do is to conclude this one, which is a grant, then get the process started.

“And at the point of agreement and project selection, we shall refer to Mr. President for his approval.”

The Nigerian ambassador to The Netherlands, Oliyide, said the team was in his office to discuss the offer of a grant of €25 million by Janson Bridging International for investment in road infrastructure in Nigeria.“

“Janson Bridging is the largest modular bridge manufacturing and bridging company in continental Europe and the largest bridge rental company in the world,” Oliyide said.