The federal government and UNIDO have signed a $60 million new country programme for Nigeria to cover industrial governance, research and statistics, and Micro Small and Medium Enterprises development programme.

The programme is part of efforts of Nigeria to accelerate the country’s industrialisation process through the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP).

Mr Okechukwu Enelamah, the Minister, Industry, Trade and Investment signed on behalf of the Federal Government, while Mr Li Yong, the Director-General, UNIDO signed for his organisation.

The programme also covers Special Economic Zones (SEZs), industrial parks and private sector development programme innovation, and science and technology management programme.

The rest are Agro-industry and agribusiness development programme, minerals and metals development programme, trade capacity building programme, renewable energy development programme and environmental management programme.

The new Country Programme (CP) is an Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development plan (2018 – 2022) with the Nigerian Government.

The new CP, the second in the series of UNIDO’s support to the Government of Nigeria, was aimed at enhancing Nigeria’s drive toward Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID). Read More