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Investors are set to pump a total of $8.41 billion into Nigeria’s economy.

According to the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), more jobs will be created since the investors are targeting various sectors in the country.

NIPC Executive Secretary Yewande Sadiku who made the announcement during a media briefing in Abuja said  the country’s unemployment level is the second highest globally.

Sadiku noted that the $8.4billion is pledged for the first quarter of the year, while over 23.19 million Nigerians, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) report, were unemployed during the fourth quarter of 2020.

However, Sadiku said although investment announcements are not actually investment, it gives an aggregate of investors’ interest in Nigeria and also help to translate those announcements to actual investment.

According to her, the Commission has been honest on the gap between announcement and actual investment demonstrating potential.

“We have also said that a …