Federal government has said that it is working on an integrated infrastructure master plan that will drive new investments projects in all sectors of the Nigerian economy.
The Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan is being put together by the Ministry of National Planning, the Ministry of Trade and Investment, and the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission to help the country to focus on attracting investors to key infrastructure projects.
Dr Olusegun Aganga, minister of Trade and Investment confirmed the development adding that it would be completed before the end of this year.
The minister also said that the plan that it would help the country to focus on attracting investors to key infrastructure projects.
He said: ``during the Honourary International Investment Council Meeting, presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan recently, he commended the ministers for their robust master plan for each of the sectors.
``However, one of the decisions taken at the meeting was that it was time we put together an integrated infrastructure master plan that would bring everything together.` The idea is that once we have that master plan, then we will have a list of priority projects that are available for investors to come and invest in,” Aganga said.
The minister said the measure would make it easier for all investors that were interested in infrastructure projects to look at one master plan and work from there.
Aganga said the integrated infrastructure master plan would be worked on between the ministry of national planning and the ministry of trade and investment.
``Hopefully, we expect to have it before the end of this year but that doesn’t stop us from marketing other investment opportunities across Nigeria to genuine investors. ’’
Aganga said the growing interest in the Nigerian economy by foreign investors was a testimony that the efforts of the ministry were yielding positive results.