NSDC identifies 10 sites for sugar factories
The National Sugar Development Council (NSDC) said it has identified 10 sites for the development of sugar factories across Nigeria.
This was disclosed by the Acting Executive Secretary of the Council, Mr. Samuel Kwambe, when the leadership of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) paid him a visit in Abuja recently.
Kwambe told the NIPC delegation that seven of the identified sites had already attracted investors in the sugar industry.
The NSDC boss urged the NIPC to assist in sourcing investors for the remaining three sites in order to develop them and create jobs in addition to providing enough sugar for domestic consumption and export.
The Acting Executive Secretary of the NIPC, Hajiya Ladi Katagum, promised to partner with the council to attract the needed investors in order to attract more investment into the non-oil sectors of the economy.
She said that the Commission has been synergising with agencies on investment related matters to collate information on their activities and possible project feasibilities and profiles in order to market them to the international business communities and attract beneficial investment.