Nigerian President Mahamadou Issoufou received on 14 January 2019 in Niamey, the president of the West African Development Bank (BOAD), Christian Adovelande came to address the cooperation between the institution and the country.
According to the Beninese, the Lome-based institution has « today 14 active projects in Niger, of which eight relate to roads, three in the field of food safety, and three in the field of energy ». Among other things, the second phase of the Niamey urban road network, the urban roads of Zinder, Maradi and Tillabéry are mentioned.
According to Mr Adovelande, the already « satisfactory » cooperation between the two parties will be even more important during the year 2019 due in particular to « all these funding that we have in progress ».
Created by a treaty signed on November 14, 1973, BOAD is a specialized institution common to the eight states of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU).