NACCIMA Seeks NEPZA’s Support In Enhancing Export Opportunities For Its Members
The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, NACCIMA on Thursday 24th February 2021 visited Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority, on a courtesy visit to harness ways of enhancing export activities of its members across the country.
The delegation was led by the NACCIMA President Hajiya Saratu Iya Aliyu and received by the MD of NEPZa Prof. Adesoji Adesugba.
Hajiya Saratu Iya Aliyu during the visit, commended the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of NEPZA, Prof. Adesoji Adesugba for the impeccable project he has under taken since his appointment in June 2020.
“In a nutshell we are here to Visit him in his office and congratulate him formally and to also pray for him in his office and assure him that we are always there as his family”.
While responding, the MD of NEPZA said he was privileged to host the delegation from NACCIMA stating that he held the position of National Legal Adviser, until his current appointment.
Prof Adesugba explained to the gathering that there was a current total of 43 registered zones and 580 enterprises under our purview.
“Two (2) of these zones, (Kano and Calabar) are Federal Government owned with a majority of the funding going into infrastructure. Since inception, the zone has attracted billions of dollars in both foreign and domestic investments and created over 50,000 direct and indirect jobs” he said.
He also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his support in the provision of infrastructure across the country.
Prof. Adesugba called for effective public/ private sector collaboration in fast tracking the nation’s industrialization and economic development
“During the short time I have spent and with the support from our ever-energetic Presidency, I am happy to inform you that most of the issues have now either been resolved or are in the process of being resolves. It is indeed in moments like
“In order to improve the functionality of our existing zones there is no doubt that private sector collaboration is key to help boost investments and provide infrastructure support. This is our focus going forward.
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 organised private sector growth by providing an enabling business environment to promote and develop their business interests, whatever that may be” he said.
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.