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Telecommunications
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)
Nigerian Mobile Telecommunications Ltd. (M-TEL)
Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL)

Banking and Finance
Nigerian Stock Exchange
Zenith International Bank Ltd.

Energy
National Electric Power Authority

Transport
Maritime Academy of Nigeria
National Maritime Authority
Nigerian Ports Authority
Nigerian Railway Corporation

Oil and Gas

African Petroleum Plc
Chevron Nigeria Ltd.
Ciscon Nigeria Ltd.
LNG Nigeria Liquefied Nat Gas.
Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd.
Texaco Overseas (Nigeria) Petroleum Company Unlimited (TOPCON)
TOTAL Nigeria Upstream Nigeria Ltd.

Hotel Services

Eko Meridian Hotel
Nicon Hilton Hotel Abuja

Manufacturing

National Economic Reconstruction Fund (NERFUND)
National Fertilizer Company of Nigeria Limited (NAFCON)
Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC)
Peugeot Automobile Nigerian Ltd. (PAN).

Mining

Global Minerals Ltd.
Nigerian Mining Corporation

Government and State Agencies

Ministry of Communications
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Information and Culture
Ministry of Petroleum Resources
Ministry of Solid Mineral Development
Ministry of Transport
National Economic Reconstruction Fund (NERFUND)
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)
Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC)

 
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)

Plot 19 Aguata Close.
Garki 2, P.M.B 326 FCT, Abuja.

Tel: (234 9) 234 4590, (234 9) 234 4589-92
Fax: (234 9) 234 4593
E-mail:
ncc@cyberspace.net.ng, and ociromantu.ncc@micro.com.ng

CEO: Eng. (Chief) O.C. Iromantu

Activities:
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) was created under Decree 75 in 1992, and has the responsibility of monitoring and controlling the activities of the private operators to ensure compliance with the enabling decree. Moreover, the NCC is responsible for creating an enabling environment for private sector investment, granting licenses to interested and competent companies, type approval of equipment, frequency allocation, and interconnectivity of systems to ensure transparency in the provision of telecom and related services.

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Nigerian Mobile Telecommunications Ltd. (M-TEL)

3, M-Tel Street (off Mallam Aminu Kano Crescent)
Wuse 2, Abuja

Tel: (234 9) 409 065
Fax: (234 9) 409 066

Managing Director: Isimaila Mohammed

Activities:
Nigerian Mobile Telecommunications Limited (M-TEL) was established in January 1996 and incorporated in May 1996. It is fully owned by the Federal Government of Nigeria. M-TelŐs improved performance in network capacity and line connection has led to a substantial increase in the domestic cellular service traffic.

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Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL)

2 Bissau Street,
Wuse Zone 6,Abuja

Tel: (234 9) 523 5707, 523 4554
Fax: (234 9) 523 4701

Managing Director: Prof. Buba Bajoga
Activities:
The Nigerian Telecommunications Ltd. is the federal government owned company that provides public network telecommunication services in Nigeria. The Nigerian government is determined to ensure that NITEL renders efficient services and as a result more than 50% of NITELŐs operating system has been digitized within an installed capacity of 766,000 lines and 3 digital international gateways that have been completed as of the beginning of 1999.

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Nigerian Stock Exchange

Stock Exchange House 2-4 Customs Street
PO Box 2457, Lagos
Tel: (234 1) 266 0305 ,266 0287, 266 0335
Fax: (234 1) 266 8724, 266 8281
E-mail:
nse@linkserve.com.ng

Director General: H. I. Alile

Activities:
The Nigerian Stock Exchange was established in 1960 as the Lagos Stock Exchange. The Exchange started with 19 securities listed for trading. Today, there are 262 securities listed, made up of 23 government stocks, 56 industrial loan/preference stocks and 183 equity/ordinary shares of companies. Most of the listed companies have foreign/multinational affiliations and represent a cross-section of the economy, ranging from agriculture to manufacturing to the service industry.

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Zenith International Bank Ltd.

Plot 84, Ajose Adeogun Street
PO BOX 75315 VI Lagos
Tel: (234 1) 261 7102, 261 7139
Fax: (234 1) 261 7837
E-mail
jim@zenithbank.com

CEO: Jim Ovia

Activities:
Zenith International Bank Ltd. commenced operation in Nigeria, July of 1990. The bank provides commercial sending, treasury and correspondent banking services to large corporate and middle tier names with an established track record. The banks strengths are good quality assets, good liquidity and funding base, strong capital and a focused management. Agusto & Co., one of Nigeria's leading rating agencies, in its 1998 Bank Rating Reports testifies to Zenith's consistent growth pattern, strengths and sustainability. " Asset quality of Zenith is good, capital and liquidity of the bank is strong, management is focused, above the industry average".

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National Electric Power Authority (NEPA)

Area 3, Garki, Abuja
Tel: (234 9) 234 6246
Fax: (234 9) 234 6246

Managing Director:
Mr. Hazma Ibrahim

Activities:
The National Electric Power Authority, acting under the Department of Power within the Ministry of Power and Steel, is in charge of the regulation and implementation of power generation, transmission system operation, distribution, and marketing activities.

 
Maritime Academy of Nigeria

P.M.B 1089, Oron, Akwa Ibom State
Abuja Liaison Office:
Banex Plaza, Plot 750 Aminu Kane Crescent, Abuja
Tel: (234 9) 523 9648 ,523 9685

Lagos Liaison Office:
Outer Marina, CMS Bus Stop,
Tel: (234 1) 266 6972
Tel: (234 87) 225 559
Fax: (234 87) 220 111

Administrator:
Eng. I. Olu Akinsoji

Activities:
The Maritime Academy of Nigeria is a training institute for seafarers of all kinds, acting under the Federal Ministry of Transport. The academy's functions include the developmental training and education of marine port engineers, pilots, and maritime business managers, in the disciplines of marine engineering, maritime transport, marine pollution, and shipping technology. The schools motto is ' Manpower development in the maritime sector is a catalyst for economic growth'.

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National Maritime Authority

Maritime House
Central Business District (Near Tofa House)
Abuja
Tel: (234 9) 523 7014
Fax: (234 9) 523 7015

Director General:
Mr. JPO Egesi

Activities:
The National Maritime Authority (NMA) symbolizes a new dawn in Nigeria's maritime economy. Created by Decree 10 in 1987, the objectives of the NMA are to develop and promote the maritime industry, initiate policies and programs for the attainment of such objectives, and carry out other relevant activities which altogether aim at the overall improvement of the Nigerian economy.

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Nigerian Ports Authority

Corporate Headquarters
Plot 126 Olusegun Obasanjo Way,
Central Business District
Abuja
Tel: (234 9) 234 7920-4
Fax: (234 9) 523 7143

Managing Director:
Eng. Wali Ahmed

Activities:
The NPA is wholly owned by the Federal Government and acts as a parastatal under direct supervision of the Federal Ministry of Transport. In order to provide the level of efficiency in the system and in readiness for the challenges of the future, NPA has continued its efforts in improving on its stock of cargo handling plants and equipment with the objective of achieving reasonable turn around time for vessels. In 1998, a total of 27 assorted new cargo handling plants/equipment with the capacity ranging from 3 tons to 42 tons were ordered for use in all the ports. NPA's 1999 activities include continuation of upgrades, development, and rehabilitation in the ports communication systems, dredging and navigation, computerization of port operations, port security, proliferation of agents at the ports, and other capital projects.

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Nigerian Railway Corporation

Plot 739 Cadastral, Zone A6, Abuja
Tel: (234 9) 523 1912
Fax: (234 9) 523 1913

Sole Administrator:
Mr. Greg C. Ilukwe

Activities:
The present NRC was constituted in by the enabling act of 1955. The general objectives of the Corporation include carriage of passengers and goods in a manor that will offer full value of monetary achievement, meet cost of operations, improve market share and quality of service, ensure safety of operations and maximum efficiency, meet social responsibility in a manor that will equal the requirements of rail users, trade, commerce, industry, and the general public. The on-going NRC track rehabilitation project is one of the flagship projects of the Ministry of Transportation of Nigeria.

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African Petroleum Plc

AP House 54/56 Broad Street
PO Box 512 Lagos
Tel: (234 1) 260 0050 / 9, 260 0145 / 9

Managing Director:
Umar Abba Gana

Activities:
African Petroleum Plc's service dates back to 1954 when the then British Petroleum Company Limited bought up the assets of the Atlantic Refining Company. In 1964, BP Nigeria Limited was incorporated in Nigeria as an associate of the worldwide BP Group. African Petroleum was spawned in 1979. African Petroleum has established and consolidated its position as a leading marketer of petroleum and related products in Nigeria. The company procures and distributes products such as petrol ( PMS), diesel (AGO), house-hold kerosene (HHK), fuel oil, jet A-I (aviation turbine kerosene), among others. The company also manufactures and markets lubricants, including mostly British Petroleum (BP) branded grades. AP sources its fuel products from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) through its network of strategic depots and refineries. The management has enunciated a new strategy to introduce the company into the upstream sector as a producer of oil and gas as well as chemicals.

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Chevron Nigeria Ltd.

2 Chevron Drive, Lekki Peninsula PMB 12825, Lagos
Tel: (234 1) 266 8002 / 0600 (Ex7700)
Fax: (234 1) 261 8402

Chairman and Managing Director:
George Kirkland

Activities:
Chevron is one of the largest foreign companies in the Nigerian oil industry, producing nearly 500,000 b.p.d. At the moment Chevron is spearheading the West African Gas Pipeline Project. Chevron is highly devoted to both the community development and environmental safety of Nigeria.

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Ciscon Nigeria Ltd.

14, Port Harcourt/ Aba Expressway
Tel: (234 84) 230 761
Fax: (234 84) 236 773
Email:
ciscon@alpha.linkserve.com

Managing Director:
Shawley Coker

Activities:
Ciscon is a service centered company operating in the oil and gas sector in Nigeria. The company administers technical expertise and accessories, initially in the drilling aspects and later becoming involved in geophysical surveying in diversification efforts. Ciscon also provides services in casing tubing tongs, screens, tubing and casing, float equipment, maintenance services, liner hangers, gaslift systems, drilling tools, machine shop services, liquid-o-rings, etc.

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LNG Nigeria Liquefied Nat Gas.

Plot 1684 Sanusi Fafunwa St.
Victoria Island, Lagos.
Tel: (234 1) 262 4190, 261 0897
Fax: (234 1) 261 7146

CEO:
Steve Ollerearnshaw

Activities:
NLNG was incorporated in 1989 as a limited liability company with shareholding shared between NNPC 49%, Shell 26.6 %, Elf 15% and Agip 10.4%. NLNG has awarded a contract to build a third LNG train to the TSKJ consortium, which is now at work constructing the first two trains at the companies Bonny Island site in River State. The third train will increase Nigeria’s LNG’s capacity by 50% to 3.7 billion cubic meters a year.

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Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited

Mobil House 1, Lekki Expressway
Victoria Island, P.M.B 12054 Lagos
Tel: (234 1) 262 1640-5
Fax: (234 1) 261 6662

CEO:
Mr. Paul Cadwell

Activities:
Mobil is the second largest oil producer and distributor in Nigeria, with a production capacity of 600,000 barrels per day. The companies activity in 1999 will be focused on continuing developments in its exploration work in the deepwater offshore areas. Mobil's activity in the gas sub-sector comes in form of its involvement in the OSO-NGL project. This project converts associated gas from the Oso field into natural gas liquids (NGL's), and has a capacity to produce 50,000 barrels per day. 261 0897
Fax: (234 1) 261

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Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC Towers
Central Business District, Abuja
Tel: (234 9) 523 4760
Fax: (234 9) 523 2717

Managing Director:
Dalhutu Bayero

Activities:
The NNPC is a Nigerian state-owned company in charge of managing the exploration and exploitation of oil and gas in the country. NNPC is responsible, in association with private companies, for 97 percent of the crude oil produced in Nigeria, and 90 percent of its oil exports. For over 20 years the NNPC has contributed to the development and growth of the Nigerian economy via exploration and exploitation of petroleum resources, with an infrastructure capable of producing more than 2.8 million barrels of crude oil a day.

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Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd.

Freeman House, 21/22 Marina
PO Box 2418, Lagos
Tel: (234 1) 263 6864, 260 1800 / 20
Fax: (234 1) 264 5302
E-mail:
shell@si.com
Internet:
www.shell.com

Managing Director:
Mr. Ronald M. van den Berg

Activities:
SPDC is the largest oil exploration and production company in Nigeria. The company has been operating in Nigeria for more than 60 years and produces almost half of the 2 million barrels per day that are extracted from the Nigerian fields.

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Texaco Overseas (Nigeria) Petroleum Company Unlimited (TOPCON)

36 Gerrard Road
Ikoyi , Lagos

Tel: (234 1) 269 0227-36
Fax: (234 1) 269 2367

Chairman and Managing Director:
Simone R. Gregori

Activities:
Texaco is the operator and owner of a 20% interest in 6 oil mining leases (OML 83-88) that contains 606,000 acres offshore the Niger Delta in Nigeria. The other participants in the joint venture are the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Chevron with a 60% and 20% equity shareholding respectively. Texaco has been involved in exploration and production of Nigerian crude oil resources since 1961 when AMOSEAS (Texaco and Chevron) acquired joint concession rights to the original offshore acreage blocks. Since acquiring these blocks, Texaco has successfully and effectively worked with succeeding government regimes. Over 473 million barrels of oil have been produced since all the fields were discovered and put on stream.

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TOTAL Nigeria Upstream Nigeria Ltd.

2nd Floor Total House, 4, Afribank St.
Victoria Island, Lagos
Tel: (234 1) 262 1765, (234 1) 262 1766
Fax: (234 1) 262 1767
E-mail:
hatem.nuseibeh@total.com

Managing Director:
Hatem Nuseibeh

Activities:
With operations in more than 100 countries on all 5 continents, TOTAL is a world-class oil and gas company. TOTAL is involved in all aspects of the oil industry: upstream exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas, transport, refining, marketing of oil products, and international trading of crude oil and refined products.

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Eko Meridian Hotel

Kuramo Waters, VI, PO BOX 8054, Lagos
Tel: (234 1) 261 1448
Fax: (234 1) 261 4580

Managing Director:
Richard Herb

Activities:
Located in the Kuramo waters of the Gulf of Guinea, the Eko Hotel is an 11-storied, 427 room hotel with an additional 200 rooms in the adjacent annex, Eko Kuramo Lodge. . It has a wide array of services including a 24 hour business center and variety of convenient services to facilitate every need of the business and tourist traveler. For the business traveler in Lagos, the Eko Meridian is a must, due to its location on Victoria Island and assured functioning facilities.

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Nicon Hilton Hotel Abuja

Hilton Abuja
Tel: (234 9) 523 1811
Fax: (234 9) 523 2418

General Manager:
Emmanuel Matsakis

Activities:
The Hilton is a five star hotel in the heart of Abuja, and is the foremost elite business and leisure hotel in the capital city of Nigeria. The hotel is not only Luxurious, but can facilitate any business need, as its fully functional business center is equal to international standards.

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National Economic Reconstruction Fund (NERFUND)

Plot 2105, Herbert Macaulay Way, Z,6 Wuze Abuja.
Tel: (234 9) 523 9103, 523 6900, 523 9104
Fax: (234 9) 523 6897

Managing Director:
Dr. (Chief) M. I. Aboaba

Activities:
Ten years ago, the National Economic Reconstruction Fund (NERFUND) was established to act as a catalyst for Nigeria's industrial revitalization. NERFUND's core activities include mobilizing the banking industry and the private sector in the transition from mere trading to investing in manufacturing. Today, NERFUND has successfully funded 263 manufacturing companies and disbursed $143 million in loans to these manufacturers. NERFUND is at the helm of rapid grassroots industrialization based on Nigeria's local raw materials and indigenous entrepreneurship.

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National Fertilizer Company of Nigeria Limited (NAFCON)

Corporate Head Office &ndash Nafcon complex
Onne PMB 5180, Port Harcourt
Tel: (234 84) 820 480 / 95

Managing Director:
Eng. Sunny Essien

Activities:
In 1987, NAFCON launched Nigeria into the world fertilizer market when its facilities at Onne started production-thanks to the vision of the Federal Government of Nigeria and the M.W. Kellogg Company of the USA, which led the team that built the facilities. NAFCON was born out of the need to utilize available natural gas in the local manufacture of fertilizer, for use by Nigerian farmers as a strategic policy of improving and sustaining food production. NAFCON’s Nitrogen-based fertilizers remain prime-quality worldwide.

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Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC)

Plot 1181, Aguiyi-Ironsi Street, Maitama-Abuja
PMB 381, Garki
Abuja
Tel: (234 9) 523 4380

Executive Secretary:
Baba B. Gujbawu

Activites:
The NIPC was established to serve as a one stop port of call for potential foreign investors and as a central project investment approval agency for both the foreign and indigenous investor. The Decree which established the NIPC charged it to encourage, promote and coordinate investments in the Nigerian economy. NIPC is also directed to enhance the investment climate in Nigeria, issue guidelines and procedures for investment, and collect, collate, analyze and disseminate information about investment opportunities in the country.

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Peugeot Automobile Nigerian Ltd. (PAN)

Plot 1144 Mellam Kulbi Road
Kakuri Industrial Estate
P.M.B 2159, Kaduna
Tel: (234 62) 233 044, 231 131
Fax: (234 62) 233 860
E-Mail:
pan_data@alpha.linkserve.com

Managing Director:
Francis Gouyon

Activities:
Peugeot products first came to Nigeria in 1957 when 100 units of Peugeot cars were imported by individuals. In 1959, the SCOA was appointed the Sole Agent and Distributor for the importation of Peugeot cars. To meet the rising demands, the then Military Government opened negotiations with Automobile Peugeot of France with the view to establishing an assembly outfit in the country. In 1972, PAN was incorporated, and in 1975, the assembly plant in Kaduna was commissioned. PAN manufactures several brands of motor vehicles including the 504, 505, 306, J5 bus, station wagon, and the Peugeot Boxer.

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Global Minerals Ltd.

Plot 1433, Muhammadu Buhari Way
Cadastral Zone A3 Garki District
Abuja PMB 335
Tel: (234 9) 234 7445-9
Fax: (234 9) 234 7447

CEO:
Dr. P. Tabi Tawo

Activities:
Global Minerals Limited is Nigeria's foremost solid minerals sector consulting, exploration and development company. GML packages potentially viable mineral deposits by way of pre-feasibility exploration or technical auditing and the promotion of "opportunity" to mining and exploration companies on a worldwide basis for their consideration. GML capabilities include minerals geology and exploration, minerals reserve estimation, quality analyses, mine planning, engineering and scheduling, mineral projects privatization, risk assessments, investor finding, environmental impact assessment and program management.

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Nigerian Mining Corporation

Jos, Nigeria
Tel: (234 73) 462867
Fax: (234 73) 463 276

CEO:
Yohanna B. Kwa

Activities:
The Nigerian Mining Corporation(NMC) is a major catalyst of solid mineral development in Nigeria. Established in 1972 with a mandate to explore and develop metallic, industrial and precious minerals, it opened its doors to the mining public in 1974 as a strategic Federal Government agency. Over time, the Corporation has expanded its operations by establishing a number of subsidiaries whose products include barytes, tin, quartz, feldspar, talc, gold, gypsum, lead, kaolin, and zinc. NMC’s mandate encompasses working, mining, or otherwise acquiring, processing or disposing of minerals of various kinds, sizes and shapes occurring in Nigeria other than petroleum or coal.

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Ministry of Communications

Federal Secretariat, Shegu Shagri Way, Abuja
Tel: (234 9) 523 725
Fax: (234 9) 523 2834

Permanent Secretary:
Dr. J. A. Mamza

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Ministry of Finance

Federal Ministry of Finance
PMB 14, Garki, Abuja
Tel: (234 9) 234 4686
Fax: (234 9) 234 0903

Permanent Secretary:
Alhaji M. M. Sada

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Ministry of Information and Culture

Radio House, Herbert Macaulay Way,
PMB 247, Garki, Abuja
Tel: (234 9) 234 6351
Fax: (234 9) 234 4106

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Ministry of Petroleum Resources

Federal Secretariat, Shehu Shagri Way, Abuja
Tel: (234 9) 523 0920

Permanent Secretary:
Dr. Aboki Zhawa

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Ministry of Solid Mineral Development

Secretariat, Shegu Shagri Way, Abuja
Tel: (234 9) 523 6454

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Ministry of Transport

Federal Secretariat, Shegu Shagri Way, Abuja
Tel: (234 9) 523 7050

Permanent Secretary:
S. Mshelia

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National Economic Reconstruction Fund (NERFUND)

Plot 2105, Herbert Macaulay Way, Z,6 Wuze Abuja.
Tel: (234 9) 523 9103, 523 6900, 523 9104
Fax: (234 9) 523 6897

Managing Director:
Dr. (Chief) M. I. Aboaba

Activities:
Ten years ago, the National Economic Reconstruction Fund (NERFUND) was established to act as a catalyst for Nigeria's industrial revitalization. NERFUND's core activities include mobilizing the banking industry and the private sector in the transition from mere trading to investing in manufacturing. Today, NERFUND has successfully funded 263 manufacturing companies and disbursed $143 million in loans to these manufacturers. NERFUND is at the helm of rapid grassroots industrialization based on Nigeria's local raw materials and indigenous entrepreneurship.

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Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)

Plot 19 Aguata Close.
Garki 2, P.M.B 326 FCT, Abuja.
Tel: (234 9) 234 4590, (234 9) 234 4589-92
Fax: (234 9) 234 4593
E-mail:
ncc@cyberspace.net.ng, and ociromantu.ncc@micro.com.ng

CEO:
Eng. (Chief) O.C. Iromantu

Activities:
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) was created under Decree 75 in 1992, and has the responsibility of monitoring and controlling the activities of the private operators to ensure compliance with the enabling decree. Moreover, the NCC is responsible for creating an enabling environment for private sector investment, granting licenses to interested and competent companies, type approval of equipment, frequency allocation, and interconnectivity of systems to ensure transparency in the provision of telecom and related services.

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Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC)

Plot 1181, Aguiyi-Ironsi Street, Maitama-Abuja
PMB 381, Garki
Abuja
Tel: (234 9) 523 4380

Executive Secretary:
Baba B. Gujbawu

Activities:
The NIPC was established to serve as a one stop port of call for potential foreign investors and as a central project investment approval agency for both the foreign and indigenous investor. The Decree which established the NIPC charged it to encourage, promote and coordinate investments in the Nigerian economy. NIPC is also directed to enhance the investment climate in Nigeria, issue guidelines and procedures for investment, and collect, collate, analyze and disseminate information about investment opportunities in the country.

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