By Bridget Ikyado
Prof. Adesoji Adesugba, the Managing Director of the Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) says Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, winner of the country’s February 25 Presidential Election is an undisputed brainbox of modern Free Trade Zone in Nigeria.
Adedugba made the remark in a statement signed by Dr. Martin Odeh,Head, Corporate Communications, NEPZA in Abuja on Monday in Abuja.
Odeh qouted his boss making the remark in his congratulatory message to the National Leader of the APC on his victory at the poll.
The NEPZA managing director said that Tinubu laid the foundation for the establishment of the leading free zones in the country that had attracted over 20 billion US dollars to the National Economy and generated 170,000 direct and indirect employments.
He explained that establishment of the Eko Atlantic and the four quadrants of Lekki Free Zone which harboured Dangote Refinery, Lagos Free Zone, Lagos Free Port, Alaro City Free Zone, Lekki Free Zone and over 100 other enterprises including the just concluded Deep-Sea Port operating in the enclaves as Tinubu’s exclusive initiatives.
“Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s presidency will be a new dawn and as a veritable strategy for speedy economic development.
“We are optimistic that the excellent progress made by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, in the sector will be expanded and sustained.
“It is on this note that the Management and Staff of the Authority congratulate the deserving victory of a man with the right foresight to use the free zone scheme to speed up the development of the country,’’ Adesugba said.