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Britain eager to invest in Delta State

11 June 2014, 19:20

Abuja - Britain has expressed readiness to invest in the Delta State and assist it reach its full economic potential.

British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Peter Carter, said United Kingdom was encouraged by the infrastructural development and incentives put in place by the administration.

He pointed out the Asaba Airport, the wastes incinerator plants, the Ogidigben Gas city project, the Warri Industrial Business Park, among other attractions.

"I am here to personally see the infrastructural development progress you are making in the state and the business opportunities in the state for the British government and British businessmen,” he said during a visit to the state Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan.

He said after seeing some structures put in place by the Uduaghan's administration for investment to thrive, British entrepreneurs as well as the British Council would be delighted to invest in the state.

“I am convinced that the United Kingdom has a role to play in developing the economy of Delta State, your airport terminal (the Asaba International Airport) is head and shoulders above the ones I have seen in Nigeria. Asaba deserves to be the hub of aviation in Nigeria. I congratulate you for your achievements and I look forward to growing the partnership between Delta State and the UK and the private sector for the mutual benefit of your state and my country.”

Uduaghan urged potential investors to explore opportunities presented by Warri Industrial Park, the Ogidigben Gas City project.

“The Nigerian population, which is mainly made up of youths also, provides ready market for the industrialists,” he added.

- CAJ News


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