Hajia Hafsat Oduwole Belewa, the distinguished Chairman of Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone, recently showered praise on renowned entrepreneur Aliko Dangote for his groundbreaking refinery project within the Lekki Free Trade Zone. Speaking highly of his vision and commitment, she lauded the refinery as a significant step towards Nigeria’s self-sufficiency in petroleum production.
Expressing her admiration, Hajia Hafsat Oduwole Belewa emphasized the positive impact of the refinery on Nigeria’s economy, highlighting its potential to reduce the nation’s reliance on imported petroleum products. She commended Aliko Dangote’s foresight in establishing the refinery, as it contributes to job creation, technology transfer, and overall economic development.
In addition to praising Aliko Dangote’s achievements, Hajia Hafsat Oduwole Belewa shed light on the Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone’s pivotal role in Nigeria’s economic growth. As the zone’s Chairman, she unveiled her strategies to harness its full potential, transforming it into a thriving hub that attracts investors and propels the country’s economy forward.
Hajia Hafsat Oduwole Belewa detailed the zone’s unique advantages, such as its strategic location, robust infrastructure, and favorable business environment. She emphasized the significance of these attributes in attracting local and international investors to the Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone, thereby stimulating economic growth, fostering industrialization, and creating employment opportunities.
Furthermore, Hajia Hafsat Oduwole Belewa shared her plans to bring in more investors to the Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone. Through targeted promotional campaigns, roadshows, and engagement with potential stakeholders, she aims to showcase the zone’s vast potential and attract diverse industries, including manufacturing, logistics, and technology.
Moreover, Hajia Hafsat Oduwole Belewa underscored the zone’s commitment to supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as a driving force for economic development. She outlined initiatives to create a nurturing ecosystem within the Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone that empowers and enables SMEs to thrive, contributing to job creation, innovation, and inclusive growth.
With her visionary leadership, Hajia Hafsat Oduwole Belewa envisions the Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone as a catalyst for Nigeria’s economic transformation. By leveraging its strategic advantages, fostering investor confidence, and nurturing a conducive business environment, she believes the zone will attract substantial investments, boost trade, and elevate Nigeria’s position as a regional economic powerhouse.
Hajia Hafsat Oduwole Belewa’s admiration for Aliko Dangote’s refinery at the Lekki Free Trade Zone speaks volumes about the transformative potential of well-planned economic zones. With her strategic approach and unwavering commitment, she aims to unlock the full potential of the Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone, creating a thriving ecosystem that fosters economic growth, job creation, and technological advancement. Her vision aligns with Nigeria’s aspirations for economic diversification and prosperity, positioning the zone as a catalyst for the nation’s overall development.