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Considering huge number of contributions to the nation’s gross domestic product and non-oil exports, Ogun State former governor, Gbenga Daniel, has requested Governor Dapo Abiodun to shift government’s intervention and focus to Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone (FTZ), saying the immediate past government’s neglect of the zone had done more harm than good to the production, processing and distribution of finished products coming from the zone.
Daniel, whose his administration in the state between 2003 and 2011 secured licences and partnered Nigerian Exports Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) on the actualisation of the three free trade zones to the state, namely, Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone in Igbesa, Ogun West; Kajola Transportation Free Trade Zone in Ifo, Ogun Central, and Olokola Free Trade Zone in Waterside, Ogun East, appealed to Governor Abiodun to improve on the state and country’s economy through attraction of more investors to Ogun-Guangdong FTZ, as well as resuscitation of nearly moribund Olokola and Kajola FTZs.
The former governor, who chronicled his achievements on industrialisation at the Heritage Reception organised for Governor Abiodun at Awujale Palace in Ijebu-Ode on Sunday, noted that the current government in the state must not misplace priorities on possible investments and supports in all these FTZs, saying the state government must place premium on the FTZs for improved gross domestic products, non oil exports in order to create more employments, wealth and foreign earnings.
Daniel said, “Apart from the Flowergate Industrial Estate which we established at the Sagamu Interchange, (where Armed Robbers used to waylay motorists to rob, we thank God it is clearly the fastest growing Industrial Estate in Nigeria with the likes of Nestles and The International Breweries probably the biggest Brewery in the world).
“Our administration secured the three different Licences for three Free Trade Zones … Read More...