Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Nigeria: U.S, EU Countries to Participate in Kaduna Investment Summit

To boost the Kaduna State economy, the United States of America, European Union, foreign and other local investors within and outside Nigeria have expressed interest in the 2017 edition of the Kaduna Investment Summit, tagged, Kadinvest 2.0. Briefing journalists on Tuesday, ahead of the summit with the theme, "Making Kaduna the Investment Destination of Choice," the Executive Secretary, Kaduna State Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA), Alhaji Gambo Hamza, said the event is organised to consolidate on the gains made last year. According to him, some of KADinvest 2016 achievements include $150million Olam Animal, Poultry and Hatchery Factory, located in Chikun Local Government Area; and the $120million Vicampro Potatoes Farm and Processing facility in Manchok, Kaura, Southern part of Kaduna State. Hamza, explained that the previous summit also brought in a $10million Dangote Tomatoes Production Plant in Kaduna, which has reached advanced stage of completion. He said the Summit, scheduled to hold 5-6 April, would unveil the Ease of Doing Business Charter, adding, "the summit will highlight the innovative approaches such as process mapping and digitisation that the state is employing to attract and keep high value investments."

Source: Allafrica