Ease of Doing Business
Doing Business in Africa’s most populated country is the gateway to the rest of the continent. With increased requests by potential foreign investors for a one-stop shop to access and engage Nigerian Businesses and with a population of about 200million people, NEDI represents the access gate to one of the largest business hubs on the African Continent.
NEDI aims at changing the narrative of Intra-Africa trade which is currently at about 10%. Increased trade between Countries in the African Region will strengthen African Integration, facilitate development and reduce poverty across the region through cross border trade.
Improved Foreign Direct Investments in Nigeria is important for developing and emerging markets such as we have in Nigeria. NEDI will exports and sales of local goods and services. This will be of mutual benefit for the businesses and the investors. The initiative will facilitate improved local infrastructure, create jobs, encourage higher tax returns for the government, thereby improving standards of living for the people.
The Government of Nigeria is making efforts towards diversification of the Nigerian economy into non-oil sources of revenue like Agriculture, Mining, water resources, manufacturing, tourism and so on which the country is endowed with. NEDI opens the gate for the world to buy ‘Made in Nigeria’
This diaspora population are exposed to employment opportunities within Nigeria therefore contributing to Human Capital Development in the country through their engagement.
Nigeria’s foreign policies are increasingly geared towards economic and political stability which will in turn reverse the brain drain which has ravaged the country for several years. NEDI seeks to engage Nigerian professionals to contribute to national growth and development.
Developing human capital and reversing the brain drain will significantly advance industrialization in Nigeria.