NEPZA holds summit, woos investors to Nigeria

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The Nigerian Export Processing Zone Authority has declared its readiness in ensuring unprecedented growth and general awareness both locally and internationally to attract investors to Nigeria.

This was made known by the NEPZA Managing Director, Professor Adesoji Adesugba, in a statement issued to celebrate the 30th year anniversary of the authority with a weeklong summit, exhibition and fanfare.

According to the statement, the anniversary continued with a summit where investment experts, moguls and principal officers of major free trade zones across the globe extended their goodwill messages including the General Manager, China -Africa Investment FZC, Dr Hanson Huang.

The summit also hosted the African Economic Zones Organisation’s 7th annual summit.

At least, no fewer than 38 countries across the world participated, while African Development Bank, UNCTAD & China Green Garden and Parks among others were major corporate partners.

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At the NEPZA anniversary, Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone emerged “Most Attractive and Vibrant Zone In Nigeria.”

The Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone established in 2008 is one of Nigeria’s leading Zones under the Free Zone Scheme. OGFTZ is a partnership between the Ogun State government and a China-Africa investment-free zone company, which has its headquarters in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China.

A gala night climaxed the celebration with the presentation of special awards for enterprises and organisations for their exemplary and impactive contributions to the development of the free zone scheme in Nigeria.

The OGFTZ came out with the most awards winner of the night with four awards.

The summit equally availed the management company the opportunity of meeting various foreign and local prospective investors.

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