There is no gainsaying that renowned international trade expert and Consultant, Olugbemiga Ojo’s drive for the non-oil export items in the country is unmatched. For some time now, Ojo, through his Lakingberg LLC, an International trade and business consulting company with headquarters in Washington DC, has been working assiduously to create a new platform to strengthen ease of doing business in Nigeria. And he’s not slowing down yet. More so, it has been a new dawn in the trade integration across the globe, with a Nigerian as head of the World Trade Organisation and thus hoping the country will take a strong lead in international trade. These are some of the notions behind a new strategic international trading partnership between Ojo’s Lakingberg LLC on one part, and the Government of Osun State and Dagbolu International Trading Centre, Oshogbo.
The partnership which is expected to witness active representation of the three groups, is in line with the nation’s economy diversification plans by creating massive wealth with opportunities for farmers, manufacturers and miners alike. There will be access to export trade into the international markets through the EXIM trade options B2B global trade platform where there are ready made foreign buyers. The partnership will also ensure easy transportation through rails, private and public synchronization, commercialisation and coordination of activities at the Dry Port and Terminal Operations to ease the storage and transportation of cargo, among others. After the recent strategic meeting between the three groups, Osun State Commissioner for Commerce, Industry, Cooperatives and Empowerment, Dr. Olabode Olaonipekun conducted Ojo and his Lakingberg team round to physically access the Dry Port area, the rail tracks and spots where important infrastructure would be set up.
Ojo, an alumnus of the Harvard Law School then affirmed that among the objectives of the MOU is the creation of consumer spending through employment created by commercial activities, trade and exchange as well as Foreign Direct Investments and macro-economic development. Ojo is also a Corporate Commercial Attorney and Notary Public in Washington DC and the State of Maryland with focus on international trade law.