Nigeria’s desire to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has been boosted with the arrival into the country of 22 Japanese companies, which are on a fact finding mission.
According to a statement from the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), and signed by its spokesperson, Mr.Joel Attah, the visit is a prelude to their eventual investing in the Nigeria.
Welcoming the delegation, the Executive Secretary of NIPC, Engr.Mustafa Bello, was quoted as informing them that despite some of the challenges bedeviling the country, Nigeria’s economy is too large to be ignored by genuine investors.
According to the statement, the companies were represented by 40 private investors who were hosted by the commission.
The investors were said to have showed interest in the areas of banking, transportation, manufacturing, mining, information and communication sectors, among several others.
The statement by the Bureau also added that they were led into the country by the Nigerian Ambassador to Japan, Dr. Godwin Agbo.