The Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority (OGFZA) has signed a partnership agreement with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the global brand in management sciences, to pool resources in a strategic relationship that will see the two organisations working together to drive investments into Nigeriaâ€™s oil and gas free zones.
The partnership agreement commits PwC to long-term collaboration with OGFZAâ€™s investment subsidiary, the Free Zone Global Investments Limited, in the areas of strategic advisory services, optimisation of processes and investment promotion.
Speaking at the signing ceremony in OGFZAâ€™s office in Abuja, Managing Director of the authority, Mr. Umana Okon Umana, described the new relationship with PwC as important. Umana said the mandate of OGFZA to manage the nationâ€™s oil and gas free zones and grow foreign direct investment inflow into them required professionalism that can only be enhanced through partnership with the right brand like PwC.
â€œGiven what you represent as a global brand, working together we can win for OGFZA and for Nigeria,â€ Umana told the team from PwC, and thanked them for accepting to partner with OGFZA to â€œfully realise the promise of the free zones as vehicles for growth and development.â€
Mr. Cyril Azobu, partner at PwC and leader of the team, said his organisation was excited to be part of the OGFZA initiative, adding, â€œI strongly believe you have the right niche for investments.â€
Azobu said it was for him a great moment to be â€œa participant in the process for the development of my country.â€