FG decorates 37 officers to boost security measures at FTZs 

The Federal Government has decorated 37 Special Economic Zones Security (SEZSEC) personnel to boost the security architecture of Nigeria’s free trade zones.

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo who performed the ceremony noted this on Thursday in Abuja said is a deliberate measure to further fortify the country’s 46 free trade zones against economic sabotage and for the protection of investments domiciled in those special business areas.    

Adebayo explained that the outfit is to specialise in the security of investments and complement the wonderful services already provided by the DSS, Police, Civil Defense, the Nigeria Custom Service and the Nigeria Immigration service. 

According to him, the government will not hesitate in rewarding hard work, just as it will not relent in punishing any of you who runs foul of the law.

Earlier, Prof. Adesoji Adesugba, Managing Director, Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), said the ssue of security and its attendant challenges have been of serious concern in our beloved nation.

“This bold step we took will help to build the confidence of investors, owners of enterprises in the zones and prospective investors alike in our management of the free zone scheme,’’ he said.

While commending Federal Government’s efforts in establishing six special economic zones in Lagos, Ilorin, Katsina, Benue, Gombe and Sokoto within seven years, Adesugba said that the new security structure was already providing the zones with surveillance and intel.

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