The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC ) is to collaborate with the Kogi State Government to promote the abundant investment opportunities in the state to both local and international investors.

A team of Officials from the European Union led by Mr. Francis Fay, Head,of Unit, ASP and Development Issues visited the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission ( NIPC ) today to discuss ways of attracting investment from the European Nations into the country especially in Agricultural Sector and its value chain.

President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, has announced the appointment of a substantive Executive Secretary/CEO for the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC). She is Ms. Yewande Sadiku. Her appointment was announced on Monday September 28, 2016. She takes over from the Ag. Executive Secretary, Hajiya Ladi Katagum.

President Muhammadu Buhari has told potential foreign investors that the current economic challenge the country is facing has opened a vista of investment opportunities even as he boasts that Nigeria remains the number one investment destination in Africa.

The President also promised some fiscal incentives such as five-year tax holiday for activities classified as ‘pioneer’; tax-free operations; no restrictions on expatriate quotas in Free Trade Zones; and a Value Added Tax regime of five per cent.

President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigeria is ready to partner with and support willing private investors in the agriculture sector by creating an environment that is stable, safe, and competitive. “I am pleased to note that Coca Cola has recently invested substantially in one of Nigeria’s best-known dairy and fruit juice companies, and is looking to increase its stake over the next few years,” he stated.

The President stated this when he addressed the US/Africa business forum on the sidelines of the ongoing UN General Assembly in New York.

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on international investors to take advantage of the diversification of the economy currently taking place in Nigeria and invest in the country. The President made the call when he addressed the US/Africa business forum on the sidelines of the ongoing UN General Assembly in New York.

The forum was organized by the United States Department of Commerce and the Bloomberg Philanthropies and was aimed at providing the opportunity for African leaders to meet and parley with potential investors.

I am delighted to be present here today at the 2nd edition of the United States–Africa Business Forum. I wish to thank the United States Department of Commerce and Bloomberg Philanthropies for organizing this event and for giving me this opportunity to address this august gathering of Political and Business Leaders from the United States of America (USA), Africa and other regions of the World. I believe all of us will take advantage of this Forum to establish and strengthen business relationships; share valuable experience; and collaborate for mutual benefits.

The China-Africa Development Fund (CADFund) has promised to work with the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission ( NIPC ) to identify some projects and fund them as a way of attracting Foreign Capital into the economy.

The Chairman of CADFUND; Mr. Chi Jiaxin stated this when he led his Management on a visit to the Commission.

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