The national economy got $45.7 billion investments in 12 sectors from January to June this year, the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has stated.

In its latest report released at the weekend in Abuja, the agency noted that the sum was invested on 42 projects in nine states and the Federal Capital. Territory (FCT).

A further breakdown shows that mining and quarrying accounted for 61 per cent of the total value, manufacturing (28 per cent), transportation and storage (five per cent), real estate (three per cent), while the remaining sectors got three per cent.

The document revealed that the commitments were from investors in 11 countries.

It stated that companies from France took the lion share of 35 per cent closely followed by Nigerian companies which invested 31 per cent of the sum.

The report added that United Kingdom organisations recorded 20 per cent, Luxembourg (seven per cent), while the rest eight per cent went to establishments from other nations. Read more<<<<<

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