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    UNIS/OUS/246
    26 June 2014

    Re-issued as received

    Nigeria ready to establish UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office

    VIENNA, 26 June 2014 (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) - Nigeria voiced its readiness to establish an Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO) of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

    This was reiterated during a meeting between Olusegun O. Aganga, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment of the Government of Nigeria, and Philippe Scholtès, Managing Director of UNIDO's Programme Development and Technical Cooperation Division

    Aganga, who was in Vienna, this week, for the First UNIDO Forum on Inclusive and sustainable industrial development, said he expects the ITPO to help promote domestic and foreign investment and technology in Nigeria, as well as job creation, green industry, technology upgrading, and to help diversify the production base of the country.   

    Located in both hemispheres, the specialized network of UNIDO ITPOs opens up opportunities for investors and technology suppliers to find potential partners and offers unique services to both entrepreneurs and business institutions.

    For more information about the ITPO Global Network, please see:

    www.unido.org/en/how-we-work/convening-partnerships-and-networks/networks-centres-forums-and-platforms/itpo-network.html

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    For more information please contact:

    Lucia Cartini
    Industrial Development Officer
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26026-4850
    Email: L.Cartini[at]unido.org