The Republic of Turkey is in anticipation to raise its business volume in Nigeria in road construction and engineering works in the country.
This was made known during a courtesy visit by the Turkish Minister of Trade, Rushar Pekan, the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Melih Ulueren and some Turkish businessmen to the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing to meet the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola.
The Turkish Minister of Trade, Mrs. Rushar Pekcan said that the importance of the visit was to beseech more collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, she depicted Nigeria as one of the most important countries and the largest economy in Africa.
She added that Nigeria had great potential in road construction and engineering works and that turkey was a country bestowed with experts and technicians in the respective engineering fields.
Speaking at the gathering the Minister of State for Works and Housing, Mr. Abubakar Aliyu who received Turkish minister and her team on behalf of Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola said that it is a good option to collaborate with the Turkish government and Turkish investors and that more collaboration deal is needed for development of both country.
Mr. Abubakar Aliyu said that to attain excellence in development since both countries have similar goals and targets, it is very important to share knowledge in technological investment. He said,
“We also need to collaborate in engineering design and construction for the purpose of providing infrastructure for development”
The Minister of State for Works and Housing further inform the Turkish minister and her team that the ministry was fully ready to work together with Turkey in the development of Housing and Brownfield projects, development of bearable housing in some cities in Nigeria, Capacity development and Mentoring in public-private partnerships.