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AFREXIMBANK sites industrial parks, world-class hospital in Nigeria

The African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK) has concluded arrangement to site two major industrial parks and a world-class hospital that would serve as a centre for…

The African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK) has concluded arrangement to site two major industrial parks and a world-class hospital that would serve as a centre for excellence in Nigeria.

Speaking yesterday at a briefing in Abuja, the president of the bank, Dr Okey  Oramah, said the bank intervened in various sectors of Nigeria’s economy to the tune of $16 billion (about N4.8 trillion) since inception.

He said the intervention cut across many sectors, such as tourism, agriculture, power, trade and transportation.

According to him, since the commencement of its operation in 1994, AFREXIMBANK has disbursed close to $40 billion. As of today it has total asset of $15 billion. 

“Nigeria is a very important shareholder as well as the beneficiary of the bank. It is the second largest shareholder after Egypt,” Dr Oramah said.

“We have supported the acquisition of oil assets by Nigerians that were divested by oil giant with about $2.5 billion. There is no banks in Nigeria that does not have one line of credit from us. During the financial crisis we provided about $1.5 billion to support and mitigate the foreign exchange shocks,” he said.

He said the bank is currently waiting for the Federal Government to decide on the locations of the parks and hospital for work to commence as soon as possible.

 

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