A Press Conference was held at the Russian news agency TASS with the participation of the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, Sergey Katyrin
By Babajide Komolafe, Favour Nnabugu & Franklin Alli
The Federal Government’s Transformation Agenda for the economy has attracted $59.6 billion foreign direct investments (fdi) into the country from all over the world since 2011-2014.
The investments cut across cement, sugar, petrochemical, automotive industry and have created jobs for Nigerians and revenues for the government.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga, disclosed this, weekend in Abuja during the ministry’s 4th media workshop with the theme ‘Building a greater nation through sustained transformation.’
The Bank of Industry says that it has so far disbursed a total loan of N670bn for the financing of key sectors of the economy.
The sectors are agro-processing; solid minerals and metals; gas, energy and petrochemicals; and creative industry/gender.
The Managing Director, BoI, Mr. Rasheed Olaoluwa, gave the figure during a presentation made at the fourth annual workshop in Abuja under the theme, ‘Building a greater nation through sustained transformation.’
It was business-like and fun atmosphere on Sunday, 27 May 2007 at the premises of the Embassy of Nigeria in Moscow, where a meeting of Nigerian Professionals and entrepreneurs in Russia was held to give a new impulse to the establishment of a Chapter of Nigerians In Diaspora Organization in Russia.
The occasion that started and ended with refreshments and various Nigerian music, was considerably well attended by invited Nigerian professionals residing in Moscow and other towns of Russia.
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