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Nigeria, India mull partnership on green industrial development

Special Presidential Envoy on Climate Action, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, has disclosed that the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Shri Balasubramanian, paid him a visit on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at the State House in Abuja.

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Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Presidential Envoy on Climate Action and Mr Shri Balasubramanian, Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, who paid him a visit on Wednesday at the State House

He said, in a statement, that he discussed new green industrial partnership opportunities with the administration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Ngelale said Modi’s administration had proved to be one of the world’s most committed governments on green industrial development.

“We have agreed on actionable next steps in this sphere at a time when the two most populous democracies in Asia and Africa have many shared aspirations for their economies in the present and the future,” he said.

Ngelale said he also exchanged views with the Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, on the establishment of Africa’s first eco-industrial park, Evergreen City.

“In the company of the Managing Director of the Infrastructure Corporation of Nigeria (InfraCorp), Dr Lazarus Angbazo, we recorded tremendous progress in our discussions, and a deliverable set of time-bound next steps were agreed to,” Ngelale said.

By Salif Atojoko

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