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South korean to partner with Nigeria for development of Niger delta

A South Korean Delegation, which included officials from South Korea’s state-run Land and Housing Corporation and government representatives, met Vice President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday in Nigeria’s capital Abuja pledging to partner with the Nigerian government for the development of the Oil rich Niger delta region

“They are willing to partner with the Nigerian government in the development of new towns and civil infrastructure in the Niger Delta region,” the presidency said in a statement.

“They are also willing to assist in establishing water purification plants in the country.”South Korea has offered to help build new towns and develop infrastructure in Nigeria’s oil-producing Niger Delta, the West African country’s presidency said.

South Korea joins the European Union and Royal Dutch Shell in offering assistance to Nigeria to modernise the impoverished region since the disarmament of thousands of militants under President Umaru Yar’Adua’s amnesty programme.