To work closely with Japan, UNIDO on economic growth – Udoma


By Donald Iorchir Abuja Nigeria will work closely with international development partners to accelerate the pace of socio-economic and sustainable growth, particularly in those areas that will lead to the speedy realization of the objectives of Nigeria’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP).
Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, made this known in Abuja while meeting respectively with the Ambassador Designate of Japan, His Excellency, Yukata Kikuta, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Managing Director (Programme Development and Technical Cooperation Division), Mr Phillippe Scholtes.
At each of the meetings, the Minister told his guests that Nigeria is disposed to working with local and foreign development partners to achieve the change agenda of the Buhari Administration.
He acknowledged the cordial and beneficial working relationship existing between Nigeria and both Japan and UNIDO over the years, and emphasized that there were opportunities for further enhancing the relationship given the policy initiatives and disposition of the Buhari Administration.
They were briefed by the Minister on Nigeria’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan which the Minister said was developed by the Nigerian Government in response to the economic challenges the Buhari Administration inherited at inception.
They were also briefed on the many policy initiatives of the Federal Government.

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