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FG, Afreximbank Seal N4.4Trillion Deal to Boost Industrialisation, CNG, Others



FG, Afreximbank Seal N4.4Trillion Deal to Boost Industrialisation, CNG, Others

FG, Afreximbank Seal N4.4Trillion Deal to Boost Industrialisation, CNG, Others

The federal government yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Afreximbank to establish a $3 billion  Nigeria Industrialisation Financing Facility for an industrial park and light manufacturing.

This is equivalent to over N4.42 trillion at the current Central Bank of Nigeria’s exchange rate of N1,473.65 per dollar.

Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr.  Doris Udoka-Anite, signed on behalf of the country on the sidelines of the ongoing Afreximbank Annual Meetings (AAM) 2024 in Nassau, The Bahamas.

The deal is expected to lead to the creation of special economic and agro-processing zones across the country and create 20,000 jobs.

The intervention would support the development of an automotive sector as well as the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) value chain to better enable the automotive and transport sector in the country.

The package would further cover the technical and financing support for the diaspora investment fund framework.

Furthermore, the agreement also signified the partnership between the ministry, Arise IIP and Afreximbank to revamp the cotton, apparel and textile value chain in Nigeria.

The financing support would further create 20,000 jobs for the country and attract investment estimated at over $2 billion at the moment.

“This is going to cut across the cotton belt in Nigeria and also create a lot of jobs in Nigeria’s core strength in terms of cotton and textile production which used to be the pride of the country 1980s and 1990s. So, we are bringing it back and working together to get that done,” Afreximbank announced.

The partnership also reinforces the commitment of the present administration to drive economic diversification.

In addition, it would help expand the Afreximbank’s Arise IIP/FMITI partnership as well as support state-wide investment projects in technical viability and a development of healthcare value chain.

This comes about 24 hours after the World Bank approved a total sum of N2.25 billion for Nigeria to enable the federal government to sustain its reform momentum, accelerate non-oil resource mobilisation, and support poor Nigerians.

Nigeria Secures Fresh $2.25BN Loan from World Bank



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