Ogun Guangdong Free Trade Zone refutes unfounded annexation allegations

Our attention has been drawn to the mischievous, incongruous, discriminatory, misinforming and utterly baseless publication accredited to a media platform.

For the record, OGUN-GUANGDONG FREE TRADE ZONE, Igbesa, Ado-Odo Ota, Ogun State is a joint partnership investment between the Ogun State government and the Chinese investors.

The government of the former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel in 2007, signed a Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) covering a land area of 2000.407 hectares. It’s worthy to note that the land mentioned is under government acquisition since 1977. By 2008, the Zone was officially commissioned leading to the establishment of several foreign companies.

Several public notices have been made by the state government including radio jingles, newspaper caveat emptor announcements, town hall meetings and others to inform and educate the general public particularly the host communities.

It must be noted that the person credited to have insinuated this publication is a perennial and serial land grabber, who delights in causing social disorder. He is not the communities spokesperson but rather a persona non grata who is currently on the run from security operatives for leading an attack on Ogun State Bureau of Lands officials where a senior official sustained a life threatening injury.

The Management of Ogun – Guangdong Free Trade Zone is highly disappointed with the publishers of the misleading article for not carrying out investigative report as journalism demands but chose to serve as a medium to collude and peddle blatant lies, misinforming the general public which has the tendency to ignite social disorder.

We request that the publishers tender an unreserved apology through a publication on the platform and others.

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