NEPZA, Binance in Partnership on Virtual Free Zones in West Africa

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L – Nadeem Ladki (Binance Executive Director-Regional Strategic Partnerships), Professor Adesoji Adesugba (NEPZA MD/CEO), Sameera Kimatrai (Binance Senior Legal Counsel), Luqman Edu (CEO Talent City), Sikiru Lawal (NEPZA Director)


By Favour Nnabugwu



The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) is in partnership with Binance and Talent City for Nigeria to harbour the first Virtual Free Zone in West Africa.

NEPZA’s Managing Director, Prof.  Adesoji Adesugba stated this in Dubai, United Arab Emirates after holding meetings with officials of the two firms on Friday.

Adesugba, also Chief Executive Officer of the Authority, explained that the partnership when agreed would be similar to the Dubai Virtual Free Zone.

The NEPZA boss presented the vision of his management which centres on expanding frontiers of innovations in the operations and management of free zones in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.

” We seek to break new grounds to widen economic opportunities for our citizens in line with the mandate of the Authority, the directive of the Honourable Minister and the economic development agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari. Our goal is to engender a flourishing virtual free zones to take advantage of a near trillion dollar virtual economy in blockchains and digital economy,” Adesugba said.

Binance, a leading global digital, blockchain finance services firm operating worldwide with billions of dollars in operating capitalisation, was represented at the parley by Nadeem Ladki, its Executive Director, Regional Strategic Partnerships and Sameera Kimatrai, Binance Senior Legal Counsel.

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