International Trade lawyer and consultant, Olugbemiga Ojo, is not new to the business of the strategic partnership, most especially when it has to do with the development and integration of trade between countries or a partnership that works, he is the go-to person. The Head honcho of Lakingberg LLC, international trade and business consulting company is steadily taking the lead in opening African countries to trade with foreign investors and counterparts. As a patriotic Nigerian, he recently signed a new strategic international trading partnership between the Government of Osun State, Dagbolu International Trading Centre, Osogbo, and his company.
Many would ponder what his interest in such a mouth watery deal is at a time the nation’s economy is dwindling. But Ojo will be quick to divulge that the project which is in line with the nation’s economic diversification plan will create massive wealth and opportunities for farmers, manufacturers, and miners alike, with access to export trade into the international markets through the B2B global trade platform where ready-made foreign buyers are available to buy. With the platform, it will bridge the gap between local-based producers and exporters to foreign-based end users. The modules will help strengthen the Naira and attract more forex into the economy and also enable the flooding of the global market without native agricultural and mining produce.
A source disclosed that the partnership will witness the active representation of the three groups. It 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. Among the objectives of this MOU signed between Osun State and Lakinberg, the creation of consumer spending through employment created by commercial activities, trade, and exchange as well as Foreign Direct Investments and macro-economic development will grow in a geometric progression.