NIPC to at­tract in­vest­ments to bor­der com­mu­ni­ties

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - By Fran­cis Arinze Iloani

The Nige­rian In­vest­ment Pro­mo­tion Com­mis­sion (NIPC) has promised to col­lab­o­rate with the Bor­der Com­mu­ni­ties De­vel­op­ment Agency (BCDA) to at­tract in­vest­ments to bor­der com­mu­ni­ties in the coun­try in or­der to de­velop and pro­vide them with so­cial ameni­ties.

The Ex­ec­u­tive Sec­re­tary of the NIPC, Mrs. Uju Aisha Has­san Baba, who re­ceived in au­di­ence the Ex­ec­u­tive Sec­re­tary of the Agency, Engr. Nu­moipre Wills, in her of­fice re­cently, pledged to use the LAKAJI De­vel­op­ment Projects to bring ben­e­fi­cial in­vest­ments into the com­mu­ni­ties.

The United States Agency for In­ter­na­tional De­vel­op­ment Nige­ria (USAID/NIGE­RIA), in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the NIPC is cur­rently im­ple­ment­ing the Nige­ria Ex­panded Trade and Trans­port (NEXTT), Pro­ject which is ex­pected to pro­mote in­vest­ments, trade­and the eco­nomic well­be­ing of Nige­ri­ans.

The pro­ject is an in­te­grated ap­proach to eco­nom­i­cally de­velop the La­gos - Kano - Jibiya oth­er­wise known as (LAKAJI) cor­ri­dor of eight con­tigu­ous states by pro­mot­ing in­vest­ments in agribusi­ness, ad­vo­cat­ing for busi­ness-friendly poli­cies along the cor­ri­dor and sup­port­ing the de­vel­op­ment of in­fra­struc­ture along the cor­ri­dor.

She stated that the Com­mis­sion is de­ter­mined through its man­date, to pro­mote and at­tracte in­vest­ments into the coun­try .

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