ICD: Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Gambia rallies support for SIFAX Group
From left: Nigeria’s High-Commissioner to The Gambia, Ambassador Oluwasegun Ibidapo-Obe, Executive Vice Chairman, SIFAX Group, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi during the visit in Banjul, recently.
BY FRANCIS EZEM
Nigeria’s High-Commissioner to The Gambia, Ambassador Oluwasegun Ibidapo-Obe, has commended the SIFAX Group over its proposed multi-million dollar investment plan in Banjul, The Gambian capital city.
This is sequel to SIFAX’s recent agreement with the government of The Gambia to build an inland container depot ICD, which will help in decongesting the Port of Banjul and bring a more efficient system into the country’s port operations.
The Group had also recently taken possession of the land on which it plans to build the ICD, even as contractors and equipment have already been mobilised to site, which is projected for completion by the first quarter of 2019.
The High Commissioner made this commendation when the Group Executive Vice Chairman of SIFAX, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi led other top management on a courtesy visit to the Nigerian High Commission in Banju.
The High Commissioner assured SIFAX Group of the commission’s support in making the new business venture a success, stating that he and his team are already mobilising patronage in readiness for the business take off.
Ibidapo-Obe further noted that he was excited that SIFAX Group would be establishing a multi-million dollar business in the country, adding that such would aid economic integration of the sub-region.
“It’s so heartwarming to hear that a Nigerian company is making waves in the international business circle. I am even happier that this project is happening during my tenure as the High Commissioner to The Gambia. I want to commend the SIFAX Group team led by Dr. Afolabi, and to tell them that they have done well by investing in this country filled with so many opportunities. I also want to assure you that the High Commission will be very willing to assist in making this business enterprise thrive greatly and also make the SIFAX Group brand a household name in Gambia”, the diplomat said.
While thanking the High Commissioner for his kind words, Dr. Afolabi assured that the company will fulfill the expectations and the confidence of the government and people of the country have reposed on SIFAX.
Dr. Afolabi said: “I want to thank you for your warm reception and promised support. I assure you that we will transform the Gambian economy with our business investments. SIFAX Group is synonymous with excellent and innovative service delivery and we will not renege on that”.