The Ogun State government, in collaboration with the Africa Export Import Bank (AFREXIM-BANK), is to build an Industrial Park and an International Certification Centre in the state.
Governor Ibikunle Amosun made this known while receiving a team from the bank in his office in Abeokuta, yesterday
He said that the park and the centre, which will be situated on five hectares of land, when completed, will add value to Nigerian products, as they will meet food and safety export standards.
Amosun added that the initiative, will in the long run, create wealth for the people and by extension, solve the nation’s security challenges, because the citizens will be gainfully employed.
Expressing delight over the citing of the centre in the state, he noted that the government cannot do it alone without the collaboration of the private sector.
He assured of his administration’s commitment towards creating the enabling environment for the private sector to thrive.
Speaking earlier, Regional Manager, Anglophone West Africa, Mr. Abdoulaye Kone, said the bank, through the park, will serve as Trade Finance among Ogun, ECOWAS states, other countries and worldwide.
Kone added that the target is to generate more export from Nigeria and Ogun State in particular, which will provide assistance in terms of trade, industrialisation and export management.