NEPZA describes LFZ’s Financial Times’ global free zone award as great feat

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By Dada Ahmed.

The Managing Director of the Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), Prof. Adesoji Adesugba has described Lagos Free Zone’s listing as “Highly Commended Free Zone in Africa” by the Financial Times FDI Magazine as fallout of Federal Government’s sustained reform of the sector.

This is contained in a statement signed by Martins Ode,Head, Corporate Communications (NEPZA) on Sunday in Abuja and made a copy available to The Reporters, an online publication.

Adesugba, also Chief Executive Officer of NEPZA, said LFZ’s defeat of other world class free Zones, on the continent, equally stemmed from adoption of world class corporate governance system.

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“This award is therefore, a significant milestone in the advancement of the Lagos Free Zone being recognized at parity with the select best free zones globally and this will help in attracting foreign investments into the economy.

“This recognition goes to show that the President Muhammed Buhari’s vision and policy, for a rejuvenated zones operations, are beginning to yield the desired results. For us in NEPZA, we are sure of the capacity of the sector to reignite the country’s economy.

“Let me, therefore, on behalf of the NEPZA management team and the entire workforce congratulate the LFZ management for this great outing,” Adesugba said.

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The NEPZA boss, however, reiterated that the zone had shown long term strategic thinking by re-prioritising it’s priority industry sub-sectors as the world moves toward shorter supply chains.

LFZ, developed by the Singapore-based conglomerate, is the first private and port-integrated free zone in the country.

LFZ is a multi-cluster Zone with world class infrastructure conceptualized as a modern, and efficient Industrial hub.

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