Ogun Inaugurates Committee To Enhance African Free Trade - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Ogun Inaugurates Committee To Enhance African Free Trade

Ogun State Government has inaugurated its  Action Committee on African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA), with a charge to use the opportunity to develop a workable plan, to further Improve on the ease of doing  business in the state  

The Committee members include, Commissioner for Finance and Chief Economic Adviser, Mr. Dapo Okubadejo as Focal Officer, his counterparts in Budget and Planning, Mr. Olaolu Olabimtan and Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs. Kikelomo Longe. Others are State Chairmen Manufacturer Association of Nigeria and Chamber of Commerce, Industry Mines and Agriculture, Mr. Selim Adegunwa and Alhaji Wasiu Olaleye respectively

Governor Dapo Abiodun who gave the charge during a meeting with the National Action Committee on African Continental Free Trade Area, at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, said his administration was determined to create a more conducive  environment for businesses to thrive in the State, being the industrial hub of the country.

Abiodun represented by his Deputy, Engr. (Mrs.)Noimot  Salako-Oyedele, 
stated that adoption of Federal Government policy on AFCFTA would bring rapid development and continued industrialisation to the State

He added that it would also help to improve individual’s prosperity for the overall benefit of the State.

His words,"As a government, we have considered the need to strategise and map out our various approaches and initiatives to make the lofty goals of the free trade area a reality".

“We have also made it a matter of policy to facilitate trade, both within and outside the State, and to further enhance Trade Route Incident Mapping System (TRIMS)", he said.

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, represented by the Director, Trade Department, Mr. Aliyu  Abubakar, explained that Ogun State being a hub for transportation and world class manufacturing facilities, was uniquely positioned as the land of virtue to take advantage of the trade areas

Investment activities according to him, is growing to be the lead for Nigeria's export trade expansion to Africa.

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