Managing Director, Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone (FTZ), Igbesa, Ogun State, Jason Han, has said the 16 industries being run in the zone had offered 4,250 jobs to Nigerians.
He disclosed this when the Assistant-Comptroller General of Customs, and Zonal Coordinator, Victor Gbemudu, visited the zone.
Gbemudu is the zonal coordinator for Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, and Ekiti.
Han, who said the zone became operational four years ago, noted that the zone had experienced steady growth.
He said, “We have 100 square kilometres of land approved to develop. We started with 2.5 square kilometre.
“At the moment, many multi-national companies have registered with us, out of which 16 are in full operation, eight are under construction, while the remaining are undergoing documentation.
“Total direct employment offered to Nigerians is around 4,250, an improvement over 300 before 2013.”
Gbemudu, who commended the Chinese investors for contributing to development of the country through the direct foreign investment they had brought, added that the revenue generated from the zone last year was N161.4m, which was an improvement over that of N75.4m in the previous year.