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NIPC Launches Investment Certification Programme For Economic Growth

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THE Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has launched its Investment Certification Programme for States (NICPS) in Enugu State to enhance the investment climate for economic growth in the country.

The Executive-Secretary of NIPC, Aisha Rimi, made this known in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.


Rimi said NIPC was partnering with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), under its Integrated National Financing Framework (INFF) Phase II project.

She said that the European Union (EU), would also support the implementation of the Nigerian Investment Certification Programme for States (NICPS), of which Enugu State is one of the beneficiaries.

Rimi said Enugu State, with its rich natural resources and vibrant economic potential, stands to gain significantly from the initiative.

She said that the launch would also follow similar visits and workshops in Ekiti and Gombe states, aimed at improving their investment climates.

According to her, NICPS focuses on providing accurate investment information, facilitating necessary infrastructure, and professionally packaging this information to attract investors.

She added, “The programme would also boost investment inflows, create jobs, and increase the state’s revenue.”

Rimi thanked the state government for these strategic initiatives and their hospitality and looked forward to continued collaboration.

Meanwhile,  Gov. Peter Mbah, emphasised the state’s commitment to creating a business-friendly environment, saying.

Mba, represented by his Deputy, Ifeanyi Ossai, said his administration has initiatives that align with the objectives of the program e, including rehabilitating industries and establishing industrial parks.

We aim to build a private sector-driven economy.”

“The Enugu Geographic Information Service (ENGIS) was also highlighted for its role in streamlining land titling processes,” the governor said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that NIPC  is the apex agency of the Federal Government, established to encourage, promote, and coordinate all investments in Nigeria.

It is designed to empower states to attract and manage investments efficiently,” (NAN)

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