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You have no idea what you are talking about. Nigerians suffer from xenophilia more than xenophobia. Being foreign is actually a privilege in that country. What you are mistaking for "xenophobia" is actually self-respect. If you want to see real xenophobia go to Lebanon, India, or China as an African.
Don't you have anything better to do than to dredge up a discussion that was had moons ago and moved off from?

Of course, large swathes of the Nigerian/African population (even the supposedly "educated" ones) often suffer from a seeming subjugation to their ex-colonial bosses and their Western (and/or Caucasian) cousins, but much fewer bear similar social (or cultural) subservience to Asians (particularly the Chinese and Indians), Lebanese, and certainly not to foreigners who also happen to be fellow sub-Saharan Africans.
 

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Don't you have anything better to do than to dredge up a discussion that was had moons ago and moved off from?

Of course, large swathes of the Nigerian/African population (even the supposedly "educated" ones) often suffer from a seeming subjugation to their ex-colonial bosses and their Western (and/or Caucasian) cousins, but much fewer bear similar social (or cultural) subservience to Asians (particularly the Chinese and Indians), Lebanese, and certainly not to foreigners who also happen to be fellow sub-Saharan Africans.
The typical Nigerian can't tell the difference between a Lebanese, Indian and European.
 

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The typical Nigerian can't tell the difference between a Lebanese, Indian and European.
Una don start
How Indian, Lebanese and European take dey alike.
How typical Nigerians no go fit differentiate them.
When u can identify an Indian miles away with their head nodding skill nd accent.
Also desist from making mere assumptions. U re fond of doing it
 

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Asia Africa International FZE is an automobile assembly company registered as a Free Zone Enterprise in the Lekki Free Zone SWQ in 2015.

The Free Zone Enterprise engages in Vehicle assembly with a standard Completely Knocked Down (CKD) Kit automatic production line with full capacity to produce 4000 units per year, and also trades in Auto Spare Parts. Their products include: Dump Trucks, Tractors, Cargo Trucks, Higer Bus and so on.


 

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Lekki Free Trade Zone

Nigeria: Ibejuland - a Rich Haven Emerging From Troubled Past



Naturally, it is a serene settlement and strategically placed to witness rapid development like in other fast-growing cities in Lagos State. But due to internal wrangling over traditional titles, its serenity was shattered for years. In fact, not until about a year ago did it know peace and the peace seems to have come to stay, given the convivial atmosphere that now pervades the settlement. Welcome to Ibeju land in Ibeju Local Council Development Area.

Like its neighbouring Ajah, Ibeju was a land full of rage. But while the former was always in the news during those turbulent bloodletting periods, the former was somehow hidden from the prying eyes of the media, yet its case was not less chaotic.

At a point, Ibeju Kingdom, which is made up of 170 towns and villages, which is almost one quarter of Lagos, was literarily partitioned into fiefdoms and almost everybody was a master and commander-in-chief in his own domain. They then appropriated different appellations to themselves. "Some called themselves Council of Elders, some Baale-in-Council, and some Council of Chiefs, to mention a few" explained His Royal Majesty, Oba Rafiu Bamidele Salami, the current Onibeju of Ibejuland, while recalling the situation when he ascended the throne a year ago.

During this period too, these self-appointed 'leaders or rulers' enjoyed unlimited power independently to the extent that even the youth were not exempted in crave for the unlimited power. This development deteriorated to the level that even the youth would not heed royal calls to attend meetings, as they only bore allegiance to their political godfathers.

A semblance of normalcy seemed to appear late last year, as a result the installation of the incumbent monarch. But six months after, the situation in the community still remained turbulent. Apart from the fact that the youth were still trying to maintain the status quo, the other contestants in the race to the throne oiled their war machine to ensure the dethronement of the monarch. This re-ignited the old confrontational order and created uneasiness in the area. The battle was fought from the law court to the House of Assembly. It was also dragged before the state's Council of Obas and Chiefs. While the battle lasted, things actually fell apart and the falcon could not hear the falconer.

But today, this once troubled community has rediscovered itself. And from all indications, it is now witnessing real development. This much was expressed by Oba Salami himself, who maintained that the prevailing peace had transformed the area into the most attractive part of Lagos State.

"My greatest joy today is my ability to bring peace to Ibeju Kingdom. Most of the people, who were formerly my enemies, are now my friends. Ibeju Lekki today is the Heaven of Lagos State and perhaps the Dubai of Nigeria. Stakeholders and foreigners are now registering their interests to help develop Ibeju Lekki and work has started in earnest", the monarchy said with all sense of fulfillment, as he prepares for the commemoration of his one year on the throne slated for Saturday December 20, 2008.

According to the royal father, various projects, such as petrol filling stations, are now springing up while a very big police station and barracks aimed at providing security for the people are underway.

He added that some of the projects, which were abandoned during the period of crisis, have been collated and sent to the government for completion, stressing that as it is today, Ibeju Lekki has potential to be a Free Trade Zone, massive electrification and water projects to mention but few.

As sign of the harmony and peaceful relationship that now exist in the kingdom and the wealth derivable from such atmosphere, the monarchy boasted: "All my chiefs are now riding powerful cars. In Nigeria today, the best cars are in the hands of Onibeju chiefs. They are equally building houses of their own for domestic and commercial purposes." The youth, he said, are also not left out of the new life. The new-found life is also palpable among the youth themselves, as they radiated joy all round.

Chief Oloye Ajanaku of Ibejuland while commenting on the situation in the kingdom said that before now, things were in disarray, as the people were taking the law into their hands. He asserted that the sanity being enjoyed now is through the efforts and leadership quality of the monarch.

"We thank God that He gives us a king, who is well read, knowledgeable and good. Before he came, people were doing whatever they liked. They could sell a plot of land for two people thereby creating crisis. The Kabiyesi stopped that and there is peace. He always invites his subjects and seeks their opinions on how to move the kingdom forward. He embraces both young and old. I pray that he will live long," he said.

Also speaking, Chief Musadiku Ismaila, the Ajigbeda of Ibejuland, confirmed that existing peace was not got on a platter of gold but through great efforts. According to him, there is absolute peace now in the land, a situation, which he also traced to Oba Salami's doggedness, just as he confirmed that the people are now living prosperously with the chiefs now enjoying a kind of life never before witnessed, including free cars from the monarch.

"There is absolute peace in the kingdom and the chiefs and other people are prosperous. Magbon-Alade, the town of the king, is more peaceful than before. The kabiyesi brought all these things. There is no past king that bought cars for his chiefs but the current one bought for his, including me," he said.

"We thank God for him. We fought a lot of battles before he came to the throne and achieve whatever we have achieved," he stated, praying that the community should continue to maintain the peaceful co-existence so that development could trickle in.

The chief also prayed for the King, saying, "May he be older than his father who was more than 80 years before he died".

Apparently overwhelmed by encomiums on him vis--vis the prevailing peace in his domain, the monarch declared that peace was achieved through collective efforts and tasked all and sundry to continue giving their support so that the peace could endure and the community could be taken to greater heights. "This is a house, which you people have joined hands to build, please continue to put finishing touches to it," he said.
These are 8 out of the many developments in Free Trade Zone axis Ibeju Lekki and reasons for investment in Ibeju Lekki:

1.) Just commissioned $2.5b fertilizer plant by dangote with a capacity of 3million metric tonnes of urea fertilizer per
2.) $10bn Dangote refinery to be fully operational by December 2022
3.)$2bn Lekki Deep Sea Port, deepest in West Africa with a depth of 16.5m and a capacity of 18,000TEU
4.) The Lekki Free Trade Zone - a partnership between Lagos and the Chinese government

Also we have other investments and infrastructure along the Lekki-Epe expressway axis of Ibeju Lekki like the:
5.) $450m Alarocity project
6.)About $4000m proposed international airport adjacent to alarocity
7.) The ongoing construction of the 6 lane-dual carriage expressway from Eleko junction to Epe T-junction
8.) The Greenline rail from Lagos island to Free Trade zone/dangote refinery.


For other reasons why you should invest in Ibeju Lekki check out this article: Find out more about Real Estate investment in Lagos, Abuja Nigeria and Dubai on our Blog.
 
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