The Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone has emerged "Most Attractive and Vibrant Zone In Nigeria.

The recognition was bestowed on them at the NEPZA 30th Anniversary Celebration. 

NEPZA also revealed its readiness in ensuring an unprecedented growth and general awareness both locally and internationally to attract investors to Nigeria.  

The NEPZA Managing Director, Professor Adesoji Adesugba made this known while celebrating its NEPZA 30th year anniversary with a weeklong summit, exhibition and fanfare.

The summit, according to the organizers continued with the African Economic Zones Organization (AEZO) 7th Annual Summit which was hosted by the Nigeria with the NEPZA 30th Anniversary. 
At least, no fewer than 38 countries across the world were participated while African Development Bank (AFDB), UNCTAD & China Green Garden and Parks among others were major corporate partners.


It was an occasion to mark and  showcase the achievements of the agency during the past 30 years since its establishment in 1992. The celebration started with an exhibition featuring major Free Trade Zones,  Free Zone Management Companies, Free Zone Enterprises and other major stakeholders.

The Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone (OGFTZ) established in 2008  is one of Nigeria's leading Zones under the Free Zone Scheme. OGFTZ is a partnership between  Ogun State government and China-Africa Investment Free Zone Company, which has its headquarters in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. It is located in Igbesa, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State,  managed by China - Africa Investment FZC.  The present  chairman of the Board of Directors is Hadjia (Dr.) HASFAT ODUWOLE TAFAWA BALEWA.

The anniversary continued with a summit where investment experts,  moguls and principal officers of major Free Trade Zones across the globe  extended their goodwill messages including the General Manager, China -Africa Investment FZC, Dr. Hanson Huang.


A colourful gala night climaxed the celebration with His Excellency, The Honourable Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, who represented the President, Mohammadu Buhari,  other  dignitaries include  the  OGZA MD , Senator  Tijani Yahaya Kaura,  President NEZA, Chief Nabil, Secretary NEZA, Mr. Tony Elegbede, Custom, Immigration, FIRS  top officials, Free Zone Management Companies, private sectors, members of the diplomatic community and several others. 

This was followed by presentation of special awards for Enterprises and organizations for their exemplary and impactive contributions to the development of the Free Zone Scheme in Nigeria.

The OGFTZ came out  with  most awards winner of the night with four(4) awards, namely;
1.FMC EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR BEST IN INFRASTRUCTURAL INVESTMENT , CHINA-AFRICA INVESTMENT FZC.

2.FZ HALL OF FAME AWARD FOR HIGHEST NUMBER OF EMPLOYMENT.
AWARDED TO GOODWIN CERAMICS FZE.

3.FZ HALL OF FAME FOR HIGHEST INTERNATIONAL PRESENCE (EXPORT), CNG GLASS FZE.

4.APPRECIATION AWARD TO OGUN-GUANGDONG FREE TRADE ZONE AS A SILVER SPONSOR OF  THE NEPZA 30TH ANNIVERSARY.

The awards is a testament to the great and laudable efforts to all stakeholders particularly the Management company and the state government through His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun, the Executive Governor of Ogun State.
 
OGFTZ was ably represented by Chairman, Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone Board represented by her daughter, Nicole Tafawa Balewa, the secretary, Barr. Remi Awe, Mr. Steven Makanjuola, Zones Administrator, Dr. Hanson Huang, General Manager, China -Africa Investment FZC, Mr. Qi Gongjiang, Chief  Sebastine Ijomah, Mr. Liang Yijiao and , Mr. Stephen Okereke.


The summit equally availed the Management Company the opportunity of meeting various foreign and local prospective investors.