Ogun to Become Investment Hub in Nigeria—Deputy Governor
By Adedapo Adesanya
Ogun State is bracing itself to become the next epicenter of investment as the Deputy Governor of the state, Mrs Noimot Salako-Oyedele, has said the Mr Dapo Abiodun led administration was committed to making it the number one business destination in the country.
The Deputy Governor said this during a courtesy visit to Eko Supreme Resources Limited, Primera Foods Limited and Natural Prime Limited in OPIC Industrial Estate Agbara, in the state.
According to Mrs Salako-Oyedele, since the present administration assumed office, the Governor has met with Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) and related companies about five times.
She added that the administration places a high premium on the relationship between the manufacturers in the state which is responsible for his regular interface with the locally concentrated companies.
Calling on the industrialists, she said that through the private-public partnership, the state was looking at policies that would drive growth and allow businesses thrive through its initiatives.
“This visit is to see what they do, how they are working in their community, supporting our agenda with their employment of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and to also request from them their support for our CSR agenda.
“The Investment Promotion Council policy of this government epitomizes what we are saying about ease of doing business because it would provide a one-stop-shop for investors into the state, help investors get the information needed for setting up a business under this umbrella,” she said.
Meanwhile, the state governor, in collaboration with his Lagos state counterpart, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, are looking to put the Lagos-Ogun Joint Development Commission into operation with the aim to manage the overflow of development from Lagos State to Ogun State.
Mr Abiodun said officials of the two states have met and worked out modalities on areas of cooperation, which include agriculture, particularly on rice production; waste management and development of infrastructure at the border towns.