Lagos Nigeria. Friday March 19, 2021. In step with its imaginative and prescient to be the popular industrial hub and funding vacation spot in West Africa with world-class infrastructure, the Lagos Free Zone (LFZ) which already has a dedicated funding of $2 billion is poised to draw an extra $5 billion over the subsequent 4 years.
This was disclosed by the Chief Government Officer, Lagos Free Zone (LFZ), Mr. Dinesh Rathi on the Company Headquarters of the corporate in Ibeju-Lekki throughout the official go to of the Government Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his cupboard members to the zone on Friday, March 19, 2020.
Rathi additional defined that the zone, which was established within the yr 2012 is being promoted by Tolaram Group, a number one conglomerate in Nigeria – who’ve already attracted about $2 billion dedicated funding to the Zone presently.
On the convenience of doing enterprise, he acknowledged that the Lagos Free Zone (LFZ) is simplifying the entry & operations for international traders in Nigeria & by extension enhancing the EODB state of affairs.
Talking throughout the go to, the Government Governor of Lagos, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu lauded the administration of the Lagos Free Zone and its promoters – Tolaram Group, for his or her dedication and funding within the zone which might increase the economic system of the state and that of the nation. He praised Lagos Free Zone for being one in every of very first settlers within the space and for making super enhancements and progress, in partnership with different worldwide and native companies and types. He additionally counseled the LFZ for making the Nigerian youth a part of the event dialog and creating alternatives for empowerment.
Sanwo-Olu famous that with over $2 billion already dedicated funding within the zone and the forecast of one other $5 billion influx anticipated throughout the subsequent 4 years, the Lagos Free Zone is a key driver for the way forward for the economic system of the state.
The Governor pledged that his administration would prioritize the problem of the infrastructural growth tasks that may act as catalyst to hurry up investments within the Zone.
Making a presentation to the Governor and his entourage, the Supervisor, Enterprise Growth & Advertising, Lagos Free Zone, Mrs. Chinju Udora defined that the Zone which is built-in with the Lekki Deep Seaport is strategically situated 65KM south-east of Lagos Metropolis on 830 Hectares of land and has already generated greater than 10,000 direct and oblique jobs with 80,000 extra jobs to be generated within the subsequent 10 -15 years inside industrial and companies sector.
Udora described the zone as a 360 – diploma ecosystem that may rework the best way of doing enterprise and strengthen Lagos’ place because the industrial nerve centre of West Africa. She acknowledged that the zone will comprise of 70% Industrial; 20% Logistics and Help Providers and 10% actual property to create a LIVE, WORK and PLAY atmosphere in step with worldwide greatest practices.