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Lagos Free Zone Partners with Welcome2Africa International to drive Investment

The Lagos Free Zone Company, a Tolaram venture, is collaborating with Welcome2Africa International (W2A), a trade and investment facilitation company, to drive investment in the Nigerian maritime sector by sponsoring The Nigerian Seaports Investment Forum (NSIF2022), scheduled to hold on the 28th of September 2022 at the Providence by Mantis, Lagos.

Lagos Free Zone (LFZ), which is Nigeria’s first private free zone, has since its inception in 2012 attracted FDI over USD2.5bn into the zone from multinationals such as Kellogg, Arla Foods, BASF, and Colgate to name a few. This is because of its strategic location, 360 industrial eco-system with world-class infrastructure, focus on ease of doing business, and integration with the upcoming Lekki Deep Sea Port, which is expected to commence operations by December 2022.

With a single-window clearance for operational efficiency, LFZ is fast becoming the number one investment destination for manufacturing and logistics companies in Nigeria because of its unique value proposition, incentives, and support extended to investors.

In addition to the LFZ, other sponsors of the NSIF2022 include the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), the Nigerian Export Promotions Commission (NEPC), Zenith Carex International, AFEX, and Oneport365.

According to the organizers, the program will feature speakers on topics including investments, security, infrastructure, technology, policy, agriculture, and global trade.

Some of the speakers are:

  • Hajiya Saratu A. Umar: Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer-Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC).

  • Dr Ezra Yakusak: Executive Director/CEO-Nigerian Export Promotions Commission (NEPC).

  • Dr Adelana Olamilekan: MD/CEO - Zenith Carex International Limited.

  • Adesoji Adesugba: Managing Director-Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA).

  • Ashish Khemka: Chief Financial Officer - Lagos Free Zone.

  • Eghosa Osaghae: Director General-Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA).

  • Regis Uzoma: Executive Vice President & CMO, U.S.-Africa Trade Council

  • Barr. Olufunmilayo Folorunso: Secretary General-African Shipowner Association.

  • Justyna Sitarska: Head of Foreign Trade Office-Polish Investment &Trade Agency

The forum will provide an adequate opportunity for stakeholders to connect agro-producers, agribusiness, shipping and logistics companies, investors, exporters, and importers across the globe.

To be a part of this program, please visit or send us an email at or call +234 903 410 5969.



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