Ogun state is organizing the 10th Gateway International Trade, just as efforts are in top gear to hold the current administration’s first Investment Summit.
Governor Dapo Abiodun made these known this Tuesday at the Agreement and Inauguration of the State Technical Committee on the National Action Committee on African Continental Free Trade Area(AfCFTA), held at the Deputy Governor’s office, Oke-mosan,Abeokuta.
Represented by his Deputy, Engineer Noimot Salako-Oyedele, he said the state as the industrial hub of the nation will continue to leverage on its proximity to the West African corridor, as well as the potentials of the Continental
programme to create individual prosperity for its people.
According to Prince Abiodun, AfCFTA established with the objective of creating a single market for goods and services facilitated by the movement of persons will deepen the economic integration of the African continent.
While renewing the commitment of the state towards ensuring rapid development and continued industrialisation, Governor Abiodun said his administration will not relent in its efforts at creating conducive environment for businesses to thrive and continue to grow.
In a remark, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo represented by Director Trade Department Federal Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment Mr Aliyu Abubakar
said AfCFTA is welcomed in Nigeria because Africa demands finished goods and Nigeria aspires to industrialise and progress beyond export of commodities.
He added that African Continental Free Trade Area will serve as a catalyst for Nigeria’s export diversification, by providing preferential access to Nigerian products and services to the huge African markets.