The Office of the Executive Secretary refers to the overall activities of the various Divisions and Units that report directly to the Executive Secretary to ensure that organizational goals and objectives are met.

Key Tasks:

Legal Services Unit
Provides advice on legal issues, documents and agreements, to ensure the Commission carries out its responsibilities within the ambit of the law, and that its interests are adequately protected.

This Unit is headed by:
Mrs Patience Okala
Director/Legal Adviser

Internal Audit Unit
Provides independent, objective assurance that all organisational risks (financial and other) are being proactively managed at acceptable levels (including risks that management has decided to address through internal controls, e.g. compliance risks).

This Unit is headed by:
Umar Bello
Director, Internal Audit

Duties as detailed in Section 6 (a)-(f) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act (2000), except that of prosecution.

This Unit is headed by:
Sabo Isiaku
Deputy Director/Head, Reform (SERVICOM/ACTU)

Procurement Unit
Prepare requests for quotation, requests for proposals, requests for information or requests for tender, for procurement purposes.

This Unit is headed by:
Debbie Dibal
Deputy Director/Head, Procurement

Press and Protocol Unit

This Unit is headed by:
Mr Daniel Awurum
Deputy Director/Head, Press and Protocol



The Department’s primary responsibility includes all activities related to the general marketing of Nigeria and its investment opportunities to potential and present investors. It compiles and disseminate data to create the perception of Nigeria as the most attractive destination for international investment in Africa.

Key Tasks:

  • Use market intelligence and research function to provide data required to build Nigeria’s image and sell specific investment opportunities In Nigeria
  • Collate information (through primary and secondary research) on specific opportunities in selected priority sectors in Nigeria’s states
  • Oversee the planning, development and implementation of all marketing and public relations activities, both external and internal to promote NIPC’s corporate image.

The Department is headed by:
Abraham Ondoma
Deputy Director, Strategic Services



The Department is charged with the responsibility of direct marketing and securing investors for specific investment opportunities in selected, prioritised sectors in Nigeria to targeted potential investors.

Key Tasks

  • Identify target investors using data from Strategic Services
  • Analyse and qualify target investors vis-a-vis specific investment opportunities
  • Develop strategy for communicating with target investors, and engaging them to sell specific investment opportunities
  • Handover the investor to Investor Relations Department once the investor is ready to invest

The Department is headed by:
Abubakar Yerima
Director, Investment Promotion



The Department provides a range of support services to assist potential and present investors as they make new or additional investments.

Key Tasks

  • Facilitate seamless entry process and establishment of businesses for investors
  • Facilitate investors’ access to local suppliers, skills and infrastructure
  • Establish links between the investors, government and academia
  • Support existing investors in expanding their investments.

The Department is headed by:
Hajja Gana Wakil

Director, Investor Relations



The Department works with non-investor stakeholders to make investing in Nigeria easier.  It supports initiatives to improve the quality of the investment climate and provide supply–side strategies that improve the competitive advantage of Nigeria and its attractiveness for foreign direct investment (FDI).

Key Tasks:

  • Advocate for the removal of constraints to investments in generic and specific sectors
  • Advocate for improvements in the investment climate
  • Improve Nigeria’s competitiveness through focus on improving national rankings in “Doing Business” and other international evaluators (e.g. WEF)

The Department is headed by:

Mr Abayomi Salami
Deputy Director, Policy Advocacy



The Department is responsible for recruitment, staff welfare, performance management, career and organisational development. It administers and manages all systems and processes related to staff (development and training, data management, incentives and discipline, etc.)

Key Tasks:

  • Ensure that the Commission attracts and retains skilled and competent staff for effective and efficient achievement of its overall goals and objectives.
  • Develop, implement and continually revise human resource systems and processes to ensure they are fit for purpose and in line with the regulations governing the Commission regarding staff’s:
    • Performance management
    • Training and development
    • Recruitment
    • Welfare
    • Data management
    • Benefits and incentives administration

The Department is headed by:

Shettima Barma
Deputy Director, Human Resources Management



The Department is responsible for the day-to-day management of the finance and administration functions of the organisation. It administers and manages all systems and processes related to control of budgets, financial management and financial accounting.

Key Tasks:

  • Ensure strict compliance with Public Service Regulations on all finance related matters
  • Coordinate prompt and accurate preparation of annual budgets, financial statements and management reports
  • Ensure facilities and assets are made available when required, and that they are maintained in compliance with corporate and regulatory standards

The Department is headed by:

Mr James Akwada
Director, Finance & Accounts



The Department provides state-level support to potential and present investors as they make new or additional investments. It engages with state governments to identify investment opportunities and provide investment support to investors in states, across all sectors of the Nigerian economy.

Key Tasks:

  • Network with Governors and State Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) to strengthen the investment climate and facilitate investment into the States
  • Support for marketing and identification of opportunities in target sectors
  • Identify land, sites and properties that meet the needs of targeted investors
  • Provide support services to encourage investment expansion and diversification
  • Upgrade the capacity of states to promote and facilitate investments

The Department is headed by:

Aisha Wando
Deputy Director, States Coordination