NIPC Validates iGUIDE With Stakeholders

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The quest to provide an online investment information platform on Nigeria has achieved a major milestone with the validation of iGuide Nigeria by stakeholders.

At the validation meeting hosted by NIPC at its headquarters in Abuja on 26 April 2018, the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) presented the iGuide Nigeria to a cross section of the Private Sector, Public Sector and the Diplomatic Community for validation.

In her opening remarks at the presentation of the iGuide, the Executive Secretary/CEO NIPC, Ms Yewande Sadiku stated “NIPC feels it is useful to have a platform on the internet where investors can get access to basic information on investing in Nigeria”.

She explained that the iGuide was developed with the support of the Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

She also stated that it was important to validate the iGuide and take views from a handful of stakeholders from the Public, Private sectors and from the Diplomatic Community.

During an interactive session following the presentation of the iGuide, the participants commended the initiative, made comments and suggestions on improving the content and functionality of the platform.

While responding, NIPC assured the stakeholders that their views and comments would be incorporated to ensure the development of a robust online investment information platform for investors.

The iGuide is an easy-to-use online platform providing investors with up-to-date and pertinent information on the processes, procedures and basic costs of doing business in Nigeria to enable investors get access to the basic information they need to make better informed decision on Nigeria as a preferred investment destination.It provides information on Starting a Business, Labour, Production Factors, Land, Taxes, Investor Rights, and Growth Sector and Opportunities.

The validated iGuide will be formally launched on 17 May 2018 in Abuja.

Source: NIPC

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