The Nigeria Export Processing Zone Authority (NEPZA) has stepped into the recent shootings and murder at the LADOL yard, assuring both the local and foreign investors, operating within the nation’s Free Zone Scheme of adequate security of their lives and safety of their investments.
The acting Managing Director, Terhemba Nongo indicated this in Abuja, in a statement signed by the Head of Corporate Communications of NEPZA, Mr Simon Imobo-Tswam on Thursday.
The General Manager, Zones Operations (Public), Mr Oyesola Oyenle who represented the General Manager made the statement available to the Maritime First.
Nongo who gave the assurance when he led a delegation to pay a condolence visit to the management of LADOL Free Zone in Lagos and the Commandant-General, Mr Abdullahi Muhammadu of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence corps (NSCDC) for the killing of their staff, also empathised with the company and family of the Korean national, Mr Taekun Kang, a Manager with SHI-MCI Free Zone Enterprise; alongside a Civil Defence Personnel, allegedly shot dead on April 10, by an operative of the NSCDC identified as Mr Innocent Oshemi.
He acknowledged that Oshemi was officially on guard in the free zone at the time of the incident.
Nongo pledged the agency’s support for full and thorough investigation into the matter, and called for calm, to enable the relevant security agencies complete their investigation.
A very solemn and sombre visit, it was learnt that the delegation that accompanied Nongo on the visit included the General Manager, Public Private Partnership (PPP), Alhaji Ahmed Gurin, Head, Lagos Liaison Office, Mr Garba Hayatu and Manager, Free Zones, Mr Aliyu Kachalla among others.