Global Financial Management Services Giants, the International Finance Corporation has signed an agreement with the Enyimba Economic City to market the project to the global market.
This was revealed yesterday by the Company Secretary and Legal Adviser of the Enyimba Economic City, Chibuzo Chiemela Ekwekwuo, Esq while making a a presentation on the project to a group of Igbo Economic Professionals known as NZUKO UMUNNA led by a former Managing Director of Diamond Bank Plc, Mr. Emeka Onwuka, at Government House Umuahia.
Mr. Ekwekwuo said that the agreement which was signed three days ago is the single biggest endorsement for the project and is a clear indication that the Enyimba Economic City Project has all it takes to rank amongst the top business deals on the African continent.
The International Finance Corporation is the Investment arm of the World Bank Group with over 60 years experience in unlocking private investment, creating markets and opportunities where they are needed most. The organization has leveraged over 2.6 Billion Dollars in Capital to deliver more than 285 Billion Dollars in business financing in developing countries.
Describing the Enyimba Economic City as the single largest Development Project in Nigeria to be undertaken under the Public Private Partnership model, Mr. Ekwekwuo stated that it is 100% private sector driven with a clearly defined shareholding structure of 50 Billion shares. 50% of the shares have already been subscribed while the remaining 50% will be publicly offered through an Initial Public Offer within the first five years of the commencement of construction.