Manufacturing recorded $8.99 billion investment in 2021 Q3: NIPC

In Q3 2021, $8.99 billion was tracked as investment announcements in 33 projects across eight states.


The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), on Tuesday, in Abuja, reported that $8.99 billion new investment announcements in Nigeria were made in the third quarter of 2021, with the manufacturing sector attracting 42 per cent of the investments.

The acting Executive Secretary of NIPC, Emeka Offor, said at a press conference in Abuja that there was a marked improvement in the level of confidence of the investing community post-COVID-19.

According to Mr Offor, In Q3 2021, $8.99 billion was tracked as investment announcements in 33 projects across eight states.

Mr Offor noted that the commission was implementing a mechanism that would allow NIPC to authenticate the announcements and propel them from mere announcements to actual investments.

While giving details of the report, the Director, Strategic Services, NIPC, Abubakar Yerima, said that August was the most active during the quarter, accounting for 64 per cent of the total announcements.

Mr Yerima noted that Lagos received the largest share of the announcements with 20 projects accounting for 81 per cent ($7.29 billion) of the total in manufacturing, information and communications, finance and insurance, human health and social services, and electricity.


“Rivers state recorded $300 million worth of announcements in manufacturing and transportation, and that Oyo state had $231 million announced in electricity and trade (e-commerce). The four states accounted for 87 per cent of the total investments,” added Mr Yerima. “The top sectors were manufacturing, 42 per cent, electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply, 25 per cent, information and communications, 23 per cent and transportation seven per cent.”

Mr Yerima further explained that domestic investors were the most active during the period, accounting for 47 per cent of the announcements, followed by announcements from South Korea, 22 per cent, South Africa, 16 per cent and the Kingdom of Spain, six per cent.

He pointed out that the report was based only on the news articles cited in NIPC’s newsletters published from July to September 2021.


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