By Miriam Humbe
Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) successfully held the second edition of her quarterly media parley on Wednesday. The media paarley held between the Commission and members of Commerce and Industry Correspondents Association of Nigeria (CICAN), focussing mainly on the activities of the Commission through five strategic Departments.
In her opening remarks, NIPC’s Executive Secretary/CEO Ms Yewande Sadiku stated that the Commission is keeping faith with its promise to engage the media regularly on the achievements, programs, and initiatives of the Organisation.
According to her, the second edition of the media parley also known as “NIPC MEETS THE PRESS” was designed to intimate the public through the mass media on the activities of Departments of Strategic Communications, Investment Promotion, Investor Relations, Policy Advocacy, and States Coordination.
She commended members of CICAN for identifying with the Commission in publicising its activities in a positive manner assuring that “the organisation will continue to partner and support CICAN in its activities”.
In their various presentations, the Director of Strategic Communications, Mr. Emeka Offor gave an overview of the activities of the Department which includes Media and Publicity, Marketing Communications and Market Intelligence, stressing that the Department was responsible for the general marketing of Nigeria and its investments opportunities.
In another presentation, Director, Investment Promotion, Mr Emmanuel Adeshina stated that the Department of Investment Promotion was primarily responsible for promoting investments into Nigeria through targeted investment promotion and organising Business Investment Forums, while the Acting Director, Investor Relations Department, Mr. Mutawalli Kukawa in his presentation outlined the core functions of the Department which include but not limited to, providing a range of services to assist investors to establish, manage and grow their investment in Nigeria.
Briefing the journalists further, the Department of Policy Advocacy represented by a Deputy Director, Mr. Abayomi Salami gave oversight of the Department’s activities as advocating for improvements in Nigeria’s investment climate.
In the same vein, the Acting Director, Department of States Coordination, Mr. Aminu Takuma stated that the Department is charged with the responsibility of engaging with States to identify investment opportunities and provide investment support to enhance the competitiveness and ease of doing business in the States.