The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) is the agency of the Federal Government Nigeria mandated to promote, coordinate and monitor all investments in Nigeria. The basic functions and powers of the NIPC are as prescribed by Act 16 of 1995.


To be pre-eminent Investment Promotion Agency in the Emerging Markets”


To proactively position and promote Nigeria as the preferred investment haven in Africa”


The Commission has perpetual succession and a common seal, which is specially established, among other things, to:

  1. Coordinate, monitor, encourage and provide necessary assistance and guidance for the establishment and operation of enterprises in Nigeria;
  2. Initiate and support measures which shall enhance the investment climate in Nigeria for both Nigerian and non-Nigerian investors;
  3. Promote investments in and outside Nigeria through effective promotional means;
  4. Collect, collate, analyse and disseminate information about investment opportunities and sources of investment capital and advise on request, the availability, chance or suitability of partners in joint-venture projects;
  5. Register and keep records of all enterprises to which the NIPC Act legislation applies;
  6. Identify specific projects and invite interested investors for participation in those projects;
  7. Initiate, organize and participate in promotional activities such as exhibitions, conferences and seminars for the stimulation of investments;
  8. Maintain liaison between investors and Ministries, government departments and agencies, institutional lenders and other authorities concerned with investments;
  9. Provide and disseminate up-to-date information on incentives available to investors;
  10. Assist incoming and existing investors by providing support services;
  11. Evaluate the impact of the Commission on investment in Nigeria and recommend appropriate remedies and additional incentives;
  12. Advise the Federal Government on policy matters, including fiscal measures designed to promote the industrialization of Nigeria or the general development of the economy; and Perform such other functions as are supplementary or incidental to the attainment of the objectives of NIPC Act.