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Courtesy Visit to The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment

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Nigerian-Chinese Bilateral Agreement - FG to Engage Nigerian Engineers 

Following the tenacious follow-up by the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) on the recent Nigerian-Chinese bilateral agreement for the provision of critical infrastructure, the federal government has indicated its willingness to bring in Nigerian Engineers in order to take part in some aspects of the contracts.

This was the result of the series of the advocacy visits for enhanced local content in the Nigeria’s infrastructure development under the Nigerian-Chinese bilateral agreement embarked upon by the President of NSE, Engr. Otis Anyaeji, FNSE, FAEng to the Ministers in charge of infrastructure development.

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah who received President of NSE in his office in Abuja, Tuesday, April 11, 2017, stated that the federal government as part of its policy is eager to engage Nigerian Engineers on projects purposely to strengthen local capacity and save scarce resources. He therefore requested the NSE President to hand him a proposal on areas that Nigerian Engineers can assist government execute the contracts.

 A formal presentation to the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment on how to ensure the participation of Nigerian engineering firms and professionals in the bilateral agreement between Nigeria and China was done by NSE President on Wednesday, 27th July, 2016 at 11am.

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Engr Adeniran Ibitoye (Kilomodemo), FNSE
Chair, Media & Publicity (M&P)
Nigerian Society of Engineers

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