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“You can’t exaggerate the potential of a facility like this. LADOL will give Nigeria the opportunity to train local participants to acquire the relevant skills. They can take that skill with them to anywhere in the world. And it will
be to Nigeria’s benefit.”

– OLADIPO (Ladi) JADESIMI, Executive Chairman


LADOL’s founders (LiLe) began planning in the year 2000, with a vision of creating the first purpose-built, state-of-the-art logistics and engineering base west of the Niger Delta. LADOL was conceived and designed to be an efficient, custom-built, fully integrated, secure and independent engineering and logistics base operating 24/7 in the LADOL Free Zone for deep offshore oil and gas projects.


The management team is wholly dedicated to a clear and focused mission:

  • Create a circular industrial ecosystem which supports high value industrial activity in key sectors of the Nigerian economy
  • Support innovative local and international companies, enabling them to develop sustainable manufacturing techniques and technology on the ground in Nigeria, targeting the largest growing markets in the world
  • Develop local human capital that will drive and support innovation and industrial activities inside and outside of the Free Zone


The management team is focused on a vision for the future:

  • LADOL Free Zone becomes a blueprint for sustainable industrialisation of Africa
  • The success of LADOL enables private indigenous companies and government across the continent to build a range of Special Economic Zones and Parks through which they can build large sustainable industries that will drive wide spread economic growth and job creation
  • LADOL’s development leads to the creation of one hundred thousand jobs as Nigeria becomes the industrial hub for West Africa