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NIPC, Enyimba Economic Zone mull partnership

. Job creation, regional devt top agenda

Enyimba Economic City Group is looking to partner with the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), to develop the 9.464-hectare Enyimba Economic City (EEC).

The promoters say the Special Economic Zone is planned to connect the nine states of the South-East and South-South Nigeria, with a captive population of about 60 million, into a global business hub.

Besides being an investment destination, the Economic Zone also seeks to leverage the opportunities Nigeria offers for massive job creation and regional development through industrialization.

This was disclosed on Friday, when a delegation from the Enyimba Economic City Group visited the Acting Executive Secretary/CEO, NIPC, Emeka Offor in his office, in Abuja.

At a presentation to the Commission during the meeting, the Group also sought NIPC’s partnership to actualize the project.

Lead presenter of the Group, Zoe Harris, said: “Our mandates are aligned, and for Enyimba Economic City, we are at a stage of marketing, that’s why we will really have you support us in going to market not just internationally but also domestically.”

Responding, Offor expressed NIPC’s readiness to support the development of the project.

At the end of the meeting, the two parties agreed that necessary arrangements be put in place to maximise the potential of the project.

The Economic Zone also seeks to leverage the opportunities Nigeria offers for massive job creation and regional development through industrialization.

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