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 US to partner Nigeria on G7 infrastructure programme

US to partner Nigeria on G7 infrastructure programme

PUNCH NEWS

The United States Government has stated its intention to partner with Nigeria on a G-7 Infrastructure Programme.

This was made known by White House Deputy National Security Advisor, Jonathan Finer, during a visit to the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday.

Leading the US delegation, Finer was received by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who engaged them in discussions of national importance.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, revealed this on Tuesday in a statement titled, ‘We are happy U.S is back on track with climate change, says Osinbajo.’

During the meeting, Finer informed Osinbajo of a potential partnership with Nigeria on a G-7 Infrastructure Programme known as the Build Back Better World.

The US President, Joe Biden, formed this programme in June 2021 and has made it a priority.

Explaining the programme, Finer said, “It involves bringing together a range of funding sources, development finance and private sector to work with key partner-countries to develop their infrastructure and fill the gap between infrastructure needs and the current state of infrastructure.”

While receiving the welcome development, Osinbajo also took the opportunity to express the gratitude of the Federal Government to the US government for donating over 3.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Nigeria.

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