Ogun State Woo Investors with Development Plans

By Adedapo Adesanya

The Governor of Ogun State, Mr Dapo Abiodun, has said potential investors willing to put their money in the state will enjoy several developments that have put been put in place by his administration to create a haven for thriving businesses.

The Governor expressed this at the Executive Council Strategic Retreat (ECSR) held at Ogere, in Ikenne Local Government Area of the State as part of efforts put in place to ease doing business in the state.

He said measures have been put in place to ensure that land title deeds are gotten within a month of application.

“We are working to ensure that land title deeds do not exceed 28 days, to eliminate the trouble of assessing land and improve our ease of doing business ranking,” he said.

At the meeting, which featured his cabinet members, Mr Abiodun said that the inability of the previous administrations to implement the Geographic Information System (GIS) was one of the reasons why it was difficult for investors to attain the necessary deeds on time.

He, however, reiterated that this would be put into operation during his tenure, to enable proper planning and administration of land resources.

The governor stated that his administration was also working towards delivering 5,000 affordable housing units to the people, adding that this was a step towards providing basic needs, like good road network, shopping malls, health facilities, adequate security and provision for laying of fibre cables.

On his part, the Commissioner for Housing, Mr Jamiu Omoniyi, said the State’s housing needs was in the deficit of more than two million, noting that government was working to meet its 5,000 units housing target.

Special Adviser to the Governor on Waste Management, Mr Ola Oresanya, in his contribution, disclosed that five public toilets would be built in each of the 20 Local Government Areas, encouraging the private sector to build public toilets for commercial purpose and also enjoined filling stations to make their toilet facilities available for People’s use.

Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker in her presentation, said the State would work towards reducing the infant maternal mortality rate, increase life expectancy, upgrade Primary Health Centres in each of the 236 Wards, make operational, the 250 bedded hospital at Oke-Mosan and achieve 100 percent rehabilitation of the State’s hospitals in the next 24 months.

Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mrs Ronke Soyombo, who briefed participants on government’s plans for the sector, informed that school curriculum would be broadened to include entrepreneurship skills training, redevelopment of government Schools, encouraging inter-school competitions, such as debate and quiz, among others.

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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