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Gov Nwifuru seeks European Bank partnership for railway line in Ebonyi

Gov Nwifuru seeks European Bank partnership for railway line in Ebonyi

Francis Nwifuru Governor of Ebonyi State, has sought the partnership of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), in the construction of a railway line in Ebonyi State that connects Onitsha and Port Harcourt.

Governor Nwifuru requested in an event he is attending called “The Tunisia-Africa Investment and Trade Conference in Tunis, Tunisia, where he met the delegation of the EBRD on the sidelines earlier on Wednesday.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is a European Group fostering the transition towards open market-oriented economies and promoting private and entrepreneurial initiatives.

The Governor also sought EBRD partnership for the revitalization of the moribund Nkalagu Cement Industry, Nigeria, and other development projects.

Nwifuru noted that the meeting is a baby step to many others yet to come, it points to the Governor’s foresight for the economic development of Ebonyi State.

Among the delegation from Ebonyi State to the Conference were the Commissioners for Trade and Investment – Elechi Elechi Nnannia; Commerce and Industry – Oguzorkanu Offia-Nwali; Agriculture and Natural Resources – Princess Nkechinyere Iyioku; and Finance Commissioner – Dr. Leonard Uguru.