The Bilateral Relationship Between Nigeria And Arab Republic Of Egypt, An Excellent One - Fashola
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, BabatundeRajiFashola SAN has commended the excellent bi-lateral relationship between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Arab Republic of Egypt which he described as very cordial and long standing one.
The commendation came on the heels of a courtesy call today at his Mabushi office by the former Prime Minister and current Assistant to the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt for National and Strategic Projects, His Excellency, Sherif Ismail.
Fasholaexpressed appreciation for the consistent and strong commitment of the Republic of Egypt to partnering with Nigeria Government in constructing solid and durable roads, on contracts awarded to Arab Contractors thereby justifying the confidence repose in them.
The Minister posited that with the bi-lateral relationship between Nigeria and Egypt, he is optimistic that very soon theinfrastructural deficit in the African Continent will be reduced to the barest minimum.
Fashola, called for the intensification and exploration of new opportunities in areas of trade and investment between the two countries. In his words “trade is our primary concern at the moment. Trade is our focal point of interest.”
He noted that the present administration under the leadership of President MuhammaduBuhari investedimpressively in an attempt to ensure that Nigerians have regular power supply. Fashola therefore urged theEgyptian Investors to support their electricity companies in Nigeria to invest in providing meters to Nigerians.
Earlier, the Assistant to the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt for National and Strategic Projects, His Excellency, Sherif Ismail stated that he came with members of his entourage to exchange ideas with the Nigerian Government on how both countries can explore opportunities of infrastructural development and further improve on their investment capacity in Nigeria.
Sherif added that they came to deepen the bi-lateral relationship that exist between their country and Nigeria – a country which he described as a great nation.
COUNCIL MEMBERS DELIBERATING ON THE SUBMISSION FROM THE VARIOUS THERMATIC GROUP REPORTS
Council members deliberating on the submission from the various Thermatic Group reports at the National Council on Works holding at Kebbi State Photos by Bose from Press Department of the Ministry
FASHOLA AT THE ASSOCIATION FOR CONSULTING ENGINEERING IN NIGERIA ACEN 2018 EXTRA ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING IN ABUJA
Hon Minister of Power Works Housing and Guest Speaker Mr Babatunde FasholaSANrightand President Association for Consulting Engineering in Nigeria Engr Charles Yele Akindayomi left during the 2018 Extra Ordinary General Meeting with the theme The Role of Engineering Consultants in the Implementation of the Presidential Executive Order 5 organized by theAssociation for Consulting Engineering in Nigeriaat the NAF Conference Centre SuitesAbuja on Thursday 5th July 2018