Investment Opportunities

between CANADA- NIGERIA in Toronto, Oct 2017

"Building an Ecosystem to Scale Up Canada-Nigeria Trade & Investments"

Meeting with top Canadian companies in Toronto, Canada Oct 23, 2017 at the Prestigious University Club, a private institution in downtown Toronto with the who's who of the country walking its halls, located at 380 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario CANADA. See the list of participants: See Full portfolio>>. See also the Investment Opportunities..






Dr Baba J Adamu has participated in the Canadian Trade Missions to Africa   - South Africa, Nigeria, and Senegal following the G-8 commitment towards Africa:

He also participated as a team-member of the former Canadian Prime Minister John Turner in the Ukraine Presidential Election with co-operation with the EU, and 2005 National Political Conference (Confab) in Nigeria:



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"We want to thank and express our gratitude and appreciation to Canadian Minister Hon. Christian Paradis and his business partner Idee Inyangudor for organizing this outstanding Investment roundtable here in the prestigious university club in Toronto" said Dr. Baba J Adamu. He further said that whatever kind of investment today, be in in north America, in the US or Canada, if you do the same kind of investment in Africa and specifically in Nigeria, you are looking for a return on investment that is triple or more. That is, if you do it through the right partnership. "That is where APDA comes in. If you invest through APDA, you are not only guaranteeing your investment but you are sure to triple you return". "While we thank you for attending this roundtable, you will find all the bankable investment opportunities in brief in the brochures across your table and should you be interested or require more details, please do not hesitate to contact us fore more details, thank you all".


Picture from right: Tony Pigott, founding of Nexxustrade Canada; Christiane Bergevin Chair of the Board, Canadian Chamber of Commerce & President, Bergevin Capital; Arc Mohammed Namadi Sambo, Fmr Vice President of Nigeria & founder and Chairman of Power Africa & Development Advisors (APDA); David Baron, President & CEO Cowater Sogema; Chris Clubb, Managing Director, Convergence Canada; Idee Inyangudor, Executive Partner, Global Development Solutions (GDS) Canada; Dr. Baba J. Adamu, President of iNetworks Canada & Snr Advisor to APDA; Benoit Fortin, Vice President, Development, Africa & India, SkyPower renewable energy; Canadian Minister Hon. Christian Paradis; Hugh O’Reilly, President and CEO of OPTrust, the largest Canada Pension Fund; Mrs. Elena Vishnevskaya, Business owner, AEG IT and Communications Consulting.  See Full portfolio>>

At former Trump Tower hotel downtown Toronto, Canada


Can Canada invest in Nigeria?

Indeed, it can and we want to be the catalyst that helps you connect between reputable Canadian investors and secure partnerships in Africa. We serve as both a business and cultural conduit for Canadian businesses looking to expand and invest in Nigeria. We work to create opportunities in the emerging African industries...

Best Investment Opportunities in Nigeria

Stocks: As old as it is, this remains one of the best investment opportunities in Nigeria. The Nigerian Stock Market has been growing steadily since the 2008 crash. Different stocks have returned as much as 60% so it is a risk worth taking. With prudent actions, equities investments have the potentials to make stunning gains. It offers an increase in the capital as well as dividends, issues of scripts and/or bonuses. It is important to note that stocks are very liquid and it is readily available when there is an emergency.  To achieve enormous success, it is important to carry out a satisfactory investigation of the market foray. Also, an investor should not speculate or guess. One has to invest in worthwhile stocks and stay up to date with the various developments that might occur.


FG Bonds: This is a Government bond and it provides one of the best investment opportunities for people. This is because it is very reliable. Its safety and security are guaranteed because the Government is very unlikely to collapse. The FGN Bonds are issued by the Debt Management Office (DMO) in the name of the Federal Government. These bonds have a timeframe of between 2 and 20 years depending on the desires of an individual. These bonds are issued by the government to take care of various needs like housing, power and other infrastructures.

The minimum amount required for a subscription (first-time) is N10,000 and other subscriptions can be done in the multiples of N1,000. There is an interest that varies on the timeframe chosen by an investor. This interest is paid twice a year until the timeframe lapses and the principal is returned to the investor. In simpler terms, it is borrowing the government money and getting interested in it.

Real Estate: Saying you can make a lot of money as a real estate investor is like saying water is liquid. However, it is not an easy venture because it requires large capital. The good news is the prices of land in Nigeria vary and there are places with the potentials to develop and their pieces of land are relatively cheap at the moment. If you want to start slowly, this is the best advice you can get. A budget investor is advised to buy such cheap lands and resell them at a later date when the value of such lands has risen. The lands purchased can be leased out for a certain period. Land appreciates alongside its value. For those who can afford to start big, it is advised to purchase various lands in commercial and highbrow areas and erect solid buildings on them. Residential and office buildings alongside warehouses are recommended. There is a large demand for rentals; therefore it is guaranteed to rake profits. Apart from renting, buildings can be sold too. Some people do not like to go through the hassles of building a house or an office so they like to purchase finished products. They regard it as time effective. The demand for such properties is on the increase so an investor is urged to seize the opportunity.


Farming: Food has been identified as a necessary means of survival. An individual needs to consume the right proportion of nutrients derived from food to ensure healthy living. The food industry has created many millionaires and billionaires in Nigeria. This is because agriculture is a leading economy booster in Nigeria second only to oil. Therefore, the government at all levels has taken the initiative seriously and give support to the interested party as a way to promote economic diversification. There are various subdivisions of farming and some of them include food production, livestock production, and fish farming. Before an investor ventures into any of them, sufficient research is required to be carried out. The research should investigate the amount needed, the target market, availability of resources, etc. Many people might not be interested in direct farming. The good news is there are different organizations they can invest in and their profit is guaranteed periodically. These organizations go through the rigours of farming with the principal provided by different investors. It is recommended to do a sufficient investigation of such organizations to avoid being scammed or short-changed. Without a doubt, farming remains one of the best investment opportunities in Nigeria.


Mining: Gold mining - It is prudent to take the golden opportunity and invest in gold. It is one of the surest ways to make money especially in the northern part of the country. With less than N300, 000, an individual can invest in the gold business. The value of gold never falls because of the incredible importance attached to it. It is seen as a symbol of affluence, therefore the high and mighty desire its possession. There are different techniques for investing in gold. An investor can purchase gold in Northern cities like Zamfara, Kano, Kaduna, Abuja or even in a Western city like Lagos. An investor can also purchase gold plated items like a phone; cooking utensils etc. and resell them at a higher value. Various gold commodities that can be purchased include bars and coins et al. It is important to learn the necessary hacks needed to be successful at trading in gold. The various measurements, weight and values have to be understood so as not to be short-changed while selling. It is of the utmost importance to know where to get original gold because it isn’t uncommon to see counterfeit. Furthermore, there are gold networking companies available in Nigeria. There are testimonies of many people who have become successful l through such a venture. However, it is necessary to carry out enough research that highlights the risks involved before venturing into one. There are also lots of opportunities in mining other minerals in the northern part of the country that can have a substantial return on investment.


Uber/Bolt like Business: In recent times, the riding business has grown and is currently one of the best investment opportunities in major cities in Nigeria. Both Bolt and Uber are on top of the food chain in Nigeria and are going head to head in the riding business. Currently operating in major cities of the country, Taxify and Uber have provided employment opportunities for young and old Nigerians who are capable enough to run the business. If you are financially buoyant enough to have more than 1 car, you can register with either of the companies and hire a driver to be delivering your profit at the end of every week. Visit any Uber or Taxify office around you to find out more.


ICT Investment - In 2014, Nigeria rebased its GDP for the first time in two decades; the revision showed changes in the size and structure of the economy. Nigeria has an economy of $560bn, accounting for over a third of sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP. This rebasing was as a result of better coverage (including the informal sector), the inclusion of new industries, and methodological improvements, which led to a significant increase in the contribution of the services sector, manufacturing and construction. Besides, the peaceful transfer of political power by the incumbent government in Nigeria showed maturity in the country’s democracy and reduced the political risk. Sample Investment Opportunities in Value-added services

Market Indicators

  • Growing domestic data centre market and emerging position as a regional hub for data centre services in West Africa
  • Outsourcing market estimated at US$1bn in 2011
  • Increase in e-Government services – the establishment of Government Contact Centres
  • The pilot of Central Bank’s Cashless Nigeria initiative
  • 16 Mobile Money Operators licensed


The Nigerian ICT sector is expected to triple by 2025, fuelled by the emerging and evolving middle class, a surging young population and an increasingly diversified economy.

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"Where despair and hopelessness exist, those who have the ability to take action have the moral responsibility to take action to help those who live on the bare edge of survival.  And democracy is more than the creed of our country, it is the inborn hope of our humanity, an ideal we must carry, a trust we must bear and pass along. And even after all these years, we have a long way yet to travel, that is why we must all be involved ..."  - Baba J Adamu


"Today, Nigerian ICT sector is at the cross roads. The direction we choose will determine not just our future but also the legacy we leave behind for future generations of knowledge workers in this country, who have the creativity to dream impossible dreams and the determination to translate those dreams into reality"...
- Baba J Adamu

“Given the emergence of new regional dynamics in development policy and practice, Arewa region MUST fine-tune current regional development perspectives and to develop new ones that are not only more in sync with the present and future global context but with the governance systems being currently adopted that are becoming more and more decentralized and grassroots oriented. States Governors within the Arewa region must come together to create and adopt the Arewa Regional Economic Plan with emphasis on a balanced approach to development and opportunity for all diversity irrespective of one’s tribe, social class, religious belief and even political affiliation; and establish targets for economic growth of the entire region taking advantage of our Demographic Shifts, which will fuel the growth of new sectors, markets, and service lines in our communities. The ability of our diversity to build strength and unity is the power that will propel the region and consequently, the Nigerian industry, into new dimensions of performance and inclusive growth. Catalyzing Inclusive Growth Through ICT-enabled solutions in healthcare, education, financial services and public services can drive socio-economic development and inclusion of more than 30 million citizens each year, faster, cheaper and more effectively than traditional models. The economic plan should be built on current regional opportunities, collaboration and innovation linking States macroeconomic models with regional development and economic plan termed: Regional Econometric Model”President ACRD 



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