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Vol 3 (AAC) No 2

Published 1st December 2009


Nigeria

A useful deal in the Delta

South Korea's state-run Land and Housing Corporation is offering investments and technical cooperation in the oil-rich Niger Delta, a move that might help the ambitions of Seoul's energy companies and appeal to President Umaru Yar'Adua's efforts to win hearts and minds following his amnesty offer to Delta militants in October. On 1 December in Abuja, Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan received a delegation from the Corporation. The presidency said the Koreans had offered to 'partner with the Nigerian government in the development of new towns and civil infrastructure', and were 'also willing to assist in establishing water purification plants'.

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