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 Industries and Services

The Industry and Services department is directly responsible for overseeing the privatisation of enterprises in the manufacturing and service sectors of the country. The Department is split into two units:
1.    Sugar & Chemicals; and
2.    Paper Mills & Automobile
Most of the enterprises in the department have been privatized.  However, the Industries and Services Department currently addresses largely residual challenges that have emerged from the privatization of manufacturing and service enterprises.
Recently, the department was saddled with two additional responsibilities. These are:
1.    Health Sector Reform
2.    Social Security Sector
Enterprises in the Department
1.    Sugar Companies
a.    Nigeria Sugar Company, Bacita
b.    Sunti Sugar Company
c.    Lafiagi Sugar Company
d.    Savannah Sugar Company
e.    Save Sugar
2.    Chemicals Companies
a.    Federal Super Phosphate Fertilizer Company, Kaduna
b.    National Fertilizer Company Nigeria Limited (NAFCON)
c.    Eleme Petrochemicals Company Limited (EPCL)
3.    Cement Companies
a.    Benue Cement Company Plc
b.    Onigbolo Cement Company, Republic of Benin
c.    Cement Company of Northern Nigeria
d.    West African PortlandCement Company
e.    Calabar Cement Company Limited
f.     Ashaka Cement Company
4.    Oil Palm Companies
a.    Ore-irele Oil Palm Company
b.    Ihechiowa Oil Palm Company
c.    Ayip-Eku Oil Palm Company
5.    Paper Mills
a.    Nigeria Paper Mill, Jebba
b.    Nigeria Newsprint Manufacturing Company Limited (NNM)
c.    Iwopin Pulp and Paper Mill Limited
d.    Daily Times of Nigeria (DTN)
e.    Central Packages of Nigeria Limited
6.    Automobile Companies
a.    Peugeot Automobile Limited (PAN)
b.    Volkswagen of Nigeria Limited
c.    Steyr Nigeria Limited
d.    Leyland Nigeria Limited
e.    Anambra Motors Manufacturing Company Limited
f.     National Trucks Manufacturers Limited
7.    Hotels
a.    Nigeria Hotels Limited
b.    Capital Hotel, Kano
c.    NICON Hilton Hotel, Abuja (Now Transcorp Hilton)
d.    Capital Hotels Plc (Now Abuja Sheraton)
e.    Abuja International Hotel (NICON Luxury)
8.    Insurance Companies
a.    NICON Insurance Corporation
b.    Nigeria Reinsurance Corporation
9.    Lagos International Trade Fair Complex (LITFC)
10. Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS)
11. Nigeria Machine Tools, Oshogbo
12. Nigeria-Romanian Wood Industry (NIROWI), Akure; and
13. National Arts Theatre (NAT).

 Director's Profile


Joe Chigbo Anichebe is the Director, Industry and Services (I & S) Department in the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE).  He spent most of his career in BPE in the Public Communications Unit as the Head of the unit. 

He was born in Owelli, Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State, in Southeast Nigeria on March 6, 1960.  After the civil war in 1970, Anichebe resumed his primary education at St. John’s Primary School, Owelli but later transferred to Local Authority Primary School, Ogbutu, Issele-Uku, in the then Mid-Western Region (now Delta State).  He attended Modebe Memorial Secondary School, Onitsha, Anambra State (1976-1981).  He graduated from the Ghana Institute of Journalism, Accra, Ghana in 1984 with diploma in Journalism. 

After a stint as a media entrepreneur, he joined the Punch Newspapers in 1985 as a reporter/production assistant. He also obtained a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Journalism from Howard University, Washington, DC and is expecting a Master of Science (M. Sc) Degree in Media Enterprises from the School of Media and Communications (SMC) of Pan Atlantic University, Lagos.

Anichebe has a certificate in General Management from the Harvard Business School (The General Manager Program TGMP9 stream), Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2002); Certificate in Trade Negotiation from Harvard Kennedy School of Government; and Certificate in Strategic Management from the University of South Africa (UNISA).  He has attended several career development programmes, including the Policy, Strategy and Leadership Course (PSLC 15 stream) at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru near Jos, Plateau State. 

He has held several positions in the private and public sectors, including, Reporter/Editorial Assistant, Punch Newspapers (1985-87), Co-founder, West Africa Press Syndicate (WAPS) and Sporting Africa Magazine, Accra, Ghana (1984-1985).  He was the Washington Bureau Chief of The Week Magazine from 1996-1999.  He has reported for the Montgomery Journal, Rockville, Maryland and the Community News in Washington, DC.   He served on the United Nations Expert Observer Mission to South Africa in 1994 that supervised South Africa’s first ever all-race elections.  On the political front, he served as Communications Specialist with the Republican National Committee (RNC), Washington, DC.  Before he joined the BPE in 2000, he was a Case Management Specialist (CMS) with the State of Maryland Division of Corrections, Baltimore Maryland from 1996 to 2000. 

He serves on several boards, including Chairman, Transition Board, Ughelli Power Plc; Member/Treasurer, Board of Trustees, Gede Foundation, (a not-for-profit organization) with headquarters in Washington, DC and Chairman, Board of Trustees of Just Friends Club of Nigeria. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (Alpha Beta Chi), USA; National Association of Black Journalists, USA; International Organization of Journalists (IOJ), Prague; and member, Institute of Directors (IOD), Nigeria.  He won the 1992 American Press Institute (API) Summer Fellowship, the 1992 Fannie Granton Scholarship and the 1999 Maryland Correctional Administration Scholarship for graduate studies in Public Policy and Administration. He was the Secretary General of the Nigeria Students Union in Ghana from 1983 to 1984.