Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) Encourages Investment at Nigeria-South Africa Business Meeting

By July 5, 2023 July 13th, 2023 NIPC News

Johannesburg, South Africa, July 5, 2023 – The Ag. Executive Secretary/CEO of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Hajja Gana Wakil, delivered a compelling Goodwill Message today at the 1st Executive meeting with the Nigerian Business Community in South Africa. The event, organized by the Nigerian High Commission in South Africa in partnership with Access Bank, took place at the prestigious Killarney Country Club in Johannesburg.

Themed “Enhancing Nigeria-South Africa Business Partnership Through Trade and Investment,” the meeting aimed to inspire Nigerians conducting businesses in South Africa to explore similar opportunities in Nigeria, with Access Bank ready to provide support in both locations. The Chief Host, H.E Ambassador Muhammad Haruna Manta, Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the Nigerian High Commission to Pretoria (NHCP), welcomed the distinguished guests.

During her address, the Ag. Executive Secretary/CEO, Hajja Gana Wakil, highlighted the vast investment opportunities available in Nigeria, along with the incentives provided to encourage investment. She urged Nigerians in South Africa to consider investing in Nigeria and leveraging the favourable business environment.

Prominent speakers at the event included the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, the Dr. (Mrs.) Evelyn Ngige who delivered the keynote address, emphasizing the importance of strengthening trade and investment ties between Nigeria and South Africa. Also, Managing Director of Access Bank, H.E Idi CG, represented by the Head of Access Bank Johannesburg Branch; additionally, the Deputy High Commissioner, NHCP, Mr. Yohanna Gidon, and the Nigerian Consular-General addressed the gathering.

The event witnessed a significant turnout of Nigerian business professionals operating in various sectors such as Agriculture, Health, Manufacturing, Construction, Entertainment, and Media.

Following the plenary session, participants engaged in breakout/networking sessions to share their experiences conducting business in South Africa and explore ways to replicate their successes in Nigeria. Each session focused on a specific sector, including Agriculture, Health, Manufacturing, Construction, Entertainment, and Media, with informative presentations highlighting the outcomes of the discussions.

The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) remains committed to facilitating and promoting investment opportunities in Nigeria, fostering stronger business partnerships, and propelling economic growth.