The Managing Director of Nigerian Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), Prof. Adesoji Adesugba, has described as huge loss, the exit of one of the country’s pioneer free trade zone investors, Anwar Jarmakani.
In a statement, Adesugba said Nigeria had lost a “true patriot, a committed citizen, a passionate industrialist and a strong believer in the Nigerian industrialisation efforts.”
“His passionate desire to see Nigeria overcoming its industrial developmental challenges knows no bound and his readiness to support the federal government’s efforts to deploy various economic models for national development is indeed legendary.”
“In the government’s drive to expand special economic zones for development, the late industrialist was a leading support, offering his business technical prowess, goodwill and networks to ensure the realisation of this lofty agenda.
“He is to me a forward-thinking person, an older brother and mentor whose ideas were to revolutionise the free zone scheme.”