The Lagos Free Zone has won the Industrial Champion Category of the Global Free Zones of the Year 2023 awards organised by fDi Intelligence, a service from the Financial Times.

In the statement on Sunday, the organisers said the fDi Intelligence monitors global greenfield foreign direct investments across sectors.

The statement added that the award was in recognition of the leading industrial ecosystem provided by LFZ as a Special Economic Zone for manufacturing in Africa.

According to the statement, “The fDi Intelligence recognising the world’s best free zones for FDI, LFZ was recognised as the inaugural winner of Africa’s industrial champions category on account of its integration with a deep seaport that receives container vessels from around the world, creating new opportunities for manufacturers looking to export their goods.

“When it comes to staffing projects, manufacturers benefit from the company’s community jobs portal and a future training hub, which is dedicated to vocational skills that align with its priority sectors of food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, engineering, paper, chemicals, and non-metallic minerals.” the statement stated.

The Managing Director of the Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority, Dr Olufemi Ogunyemi, in the statement said, “We are deeply excited about this development and congratulate the Lagos Free Zone team for their efforts.

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