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Breaking: Netherlands to pump fresh $250 million into Nigeria  



Prime Minister Mark Rutte has announced the activation of $250 million in fresh investments in Nigeria. 

This is a significant development that can bolster economic ties between Nigeria and the Netherlands.  

The announcement came during a meeting between the Dutch president and Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu, who is currently undertaking a three-day visit to the Netherlands. 

Rutte commended President Tinubu’s economic reforms, citing them as catalysts for increased confidence among international investors in the Nigerian economy.  

Netherlands’ investments in Nigeria  

The prime minister specifically highlighted Dutch investors’ commitment to inject $250 million into various sectors over the coming months, with a notable $100 million earmarked for a waste-to-wealth industrial project in Lagos State. 

  • President Tinubu, who participated in the Nigeria-Dutch business forum, reaffirmed Nigeria’s readiness and openness for business to foreign investors.  
  • The forum served as a platform to showcase Nigeria’s investment potential and the conducive environment for profitable ventures. 

What you should know 

The meeting between President Tinubu and Prime Minister Rutte follows an earlier engagement, highlighting the mutual commitment to strengthening bilateral relations and exploring avenues for economic cooperation. 

During his state visit to the Netherlands, Tinubu engaged in productive discussions with top government officials and Dutch business leaders, emphasizing the vast opportunities offered by Nigeria and the nation’s guaranteed returns on investment. 

The bilateral business deliberations focused on enhancing collaboration across key sectors, including agriculture, communications, digital economy, maritime and blue economy, petroleum, natural gas, as well as trade, industry, and investment.  

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