Ogun free trade zone offers 4,250 jobs

09 February 2015, Lagos – The Managing Director, Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade zone, Igbesa, Ogun State, Dr. Jason Han, has said the 16 industries fully operational in the zone has offered 4,250 jobs to Nigerians.

free_trade_zone_1He said this when the Assistant-Comptroller General of Customs and Zonal Coordinator, Victor Gbemudu, visited the zone.

Gbemudu is the zonal coordinator for Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, and Ekiti.

Han, who said the zone became operational four years ago, noted that the zone had experienced steady growth.

He said, “We have 100 square kilometres of land approved to develop. We started with 2.5 square kilometres.

“At the moment, many multinational companies have registered with us, out of which 16 are in full operation, eight are under construction, while the remaining are undergoing documentation.

“Total direct jobs offered to Nigerians are around 4,250, an improvement over 300 before 2013,” he said.

Gbemudu, who commended the Chinese investors for contributing to the development of the country through the direct foreign investment they had brought, added that the revenue generated from the zone last year was N161.4m, which was an improvement over N75.4m generated in the previous year.

He said, “Ogun-Quangdong Free Trade Zone has continued to contribute to the development of the country’s economy.

“These enterprises pay their duties and I am happy that Nigerians also work in these companies.”

Gbemudu said the synergy among the security agencies in the zone should continue.

– The Punch

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