Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

TVCE Articles

NIPC to take over trade programme from USAID

Uju-BabaThe Executive Secretary, Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission, Mrs. Uju Baba, on Wednesday said the agency would from next year take over the activities of the United States Agency for International Development’s Nigeria Expanded Trade and Transport Programme.

The USAID NEXTT programme is a four-year initiative currently going on along the Lagos-Kano-Jibiya corridor aimed at supporting the Federal Government’s efforts to expand trade volume within the West African sub region.

Baba said during a meeting with the President of the USAID NEXTT Project, Mr. Santiago Sedaca, that the government had identified the corridor as a major route for trade in Nigeria.


She said due to the need to diversify the economy away from oil, the government was committed to the development of the corridor’s potential.

She expressed the commission’s readiness to partner USAID on the NEXTT project for the realisation of its potential, with the deployment of adequate manpower.

This, Baba noted, would assist in promoting and attracting investments, especially in the agricultural sector of the economy.


The NIPC boss stated that the commission had the capacity to take over the projects with its One Stop Investment Centre and the Committee on Doing Business Services.

She expressed the resolve of the NIPC to ensure that the non-oil sector and its value chains were promoted to potential investors and that the diversification policy of the present administration would succeed.


Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like


In a thrilling race at Silverstone, Lewis Hamilton secured his first Formula 1 victory since December 2021, holding off Max Verstappen to claim a...


Manchester United have made significant progress in their pursuit of Bologna striker Joshua Zirkzee, reaching a broad agreement over payments relating to the player’s...


A hyena that had escaped from the Jos Wildlife Park in central Nigeria has been captured and returned to its enclosure. The hyena, which...


Despite battling the rare neurological disorder stiff-person syndrome, iconic singer Celine Dion has been offered the prestigious opportunity to perform at the opening ceremony...

Copyright © TVCCommuniation owner of TVC Entertainment