Borno partners NIPC on investments as Zulum plots new promotion agency
By Muhammad Maitela, Maiduguri
Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum has on Wednesday visited the headquarters of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Council in Abuja to tie partnerships in order to attract investment opportunities to the State.
Zulum explained that Borno’s geographical location bordering three countries have placed the State at very high investment competitiveness index which provide market for products easily.
The Governor added that attracting more investors entails generating employment opportunities to the teeming youth devastated by the over decade long insurgency.
Zulum said the State Government has invested heavily on vocational skills training in different trades which produces enough local manpower that investors can explore.
Meanwhile, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has announced his administration’s decision to establish a Sustainable Investment Promotion Agency in Borno.
The agency Zulum said, will have a core mandate of achieving his administration’s drive to restore state’s investment potentials in different sectors, particularly agriculture and mining.
Responding, the Executive Secretary of the council, Ms. Yewande Sadiku has assured the Governor of the council’s commitment to support Borno.
Ms. Yewande Sadiku also disclosed that the National Investment Promotion Council will consider Borno State as one of their key investment destination.
She added that the council will support Borno to set up the Sustainable Investment Promotion Agency by providing the necessary guide in the establishment of all the layers needed.