24 February 2021 by MATHEW AYOOLA
Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority, NEPZA has promised to work with the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, NACCIMA towards achieving the industrialization agenda and economic development of Nigeria.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of NEPZA, Prof. Adesoji Adesugba stated this when the Executive Members of NACCIMA led by its National President, Hajiya Saratu Iya Aliyu visited him in Abuja.
Prof. Adesugba said with over 60 years experience, NACCIMA is qualified to support NEPZA on ways of achieving its mandate in repositioning the nation’s economy through the Economic Free Zones.
“A collaborative engagement between NEPZA and NACCIMA is therefore very timely in view of NACCIMA’s role as the “Voice of Nigerian business” committed to leading organized private sector growth by providing an enabling business environment to promote and develop their business interests, whatever that may be” He stated.
According to him, there are several additional reforms aimed at improving efficiency of Free Trade Zones, and leverage on NEPZA’s opportunities to service the African market by increasing exports.
The Managing Director explained that the Authority was collaborating with several State Governments to develop their Free Trade Zones and support their children agenda of providing an enabling environment for increased investments into their States.
While commending President Muhammadu Buhari for his support in the provision of infrastructure across the country country, Prof. Adesugba called for effective public/ private sector collaboration in fast tracking the nation’s industrialization and economic development
Earlier, the National President of NACCIMA, Hajiya Saratu said they were in NEPZA to harness ways of enhancing export activities of its members across the country.
While congratulating Prof Adesoji Adesugba on his appointment as the Managing Director of NEPZA, Hajiya Saratu expressed NACCIMA’s readiness to support NEPZA in realizing its mandate.