The management of the Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone, led by the zone’s Coordinator, Dr. Abbey Onas and a team of Polish delegation have met the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) to deliberate on how to attract Foreign Direct Investment into the country.
During the visit, Onas solicited for smoother relations between the Service and the companies in the Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone and requested a visit from the Acting Comptroller-General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, to the Free Trade Zone.
The coordinator used the opportunity to give a breakdown of his recent visit to Poland and how it was tangential to the invitation of the investors into Nigeria.
The Technical director of ZGM Investment Group, Architect Zakirudeen Oladotun noted that the essence of the visit was to introduce the investors to the structure in charge of importations in the interest of some of their businesses.
The investment team assured the Service of their readiness to abide by the necessary rules and regulations in ensuring a mutually beneficial relationship between Nigeria and Poland.
The Deputy Comptroller-General, Human Resources Development, Greg Itotoh lauded the Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone for aiding the transfer of technology to the local population. He also appreciated the compliance of its investors in terms of the accuracy of their calculations of raw materials in paying duties.
The DCG, Excise, FTZ and Industrial Incentives, JP Ajoku, also urged the team to be compliant and consult with the service in the event of any issue.
While promising the team of his readiness to visit the zone, the Acting Comptroller-General of the Service, Bashir Adeniyi, assured the team that the service’s doors will always be opened to them.
Earlier in a statement, the coordinator had assured investors that the Governor Dapo Abiodun led-administration would develop economic policies and programmes to create a conducive business environment for investors.
He, therefore, called on investors to collaborate/partner with the state government to develop critical sectors of the economy.