Nigeria and Japan have signed a 642 million naira grant to assist the Federal Government’s economic efforts. The amount would be provided by the Government of Japan.
The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma who announced this in a statement in Abuja, said Nigeria was grateful to Japan for its numerous interventions in various sectors of the country’s economy in support of its development aspirations.
He appreciated the country for its numerous interventions and particularly for aligning its intervention programmes with the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan 2017-2020.
The Minister cited the signing of an Exchange of Note with the Government of Japan on Emergency Improvement of Electricity Supply Facilities in 2016.
Japan’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Nigeria, Sadanobu Kusaoke, said Japan had been extending grant aids to Nigeria in different fields over the years.