It is a new dawn in trade integration across the globe with Nigeria hoping to take a strong lead. This and many more were some of the notions behind a new strategic international trading partnership between the Government of Osun State, Dagbolu International Trading Centre, Oshogbo and Lakingberg LLC, international trade and business consulting company with headquarter in Washington DC, led by US- based renowned International Trade Lawyer and Consultant, Attorney Olugbemiga Ojo.
The project which is in line with the nation’s economic diversification plan will create massive wealth with opportunities for farmers, Manufacturers and Miners alike. With access to export trade into the international markets through the EXIM Trade Options B2B global trade platform where there are ready-made foreign buyers.
The partnership which is expected to witness the active representation of the three groups will ensure easy transportation through rails, Private & Public synchronization, Commercialization and coordination of activities at the dry port, and terminal Operations to ease the storage and transportation of cargo among others.
After the strategic meeting between the three groups, on Wednesday 28th April 2021, Commissioner for Commerce, Industry, Cooperatives and Empowerment in Osun State Olabode Olaonipekun conducted Ojo and the Lakinberg team around to physically access the dry port area, the rail tracks and spots where important infrastructures would be set up.
Meanwhile, Ojo affirmed that amongst the objectives of this MOU is the creation of consumer spending through employment created by commercial activities, trade and exchange as well as Foreign Direct Investments and macroeconomic development.