Femi Peters, Abeokuta
Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, on Thursday, assured that the newly-launched Ogun State Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency (OgunInvest) would outlive the outgoing administration in the State.
OgunInvest is an agency that will facilitate inter-governmental cooperation and will spearhead investment promotion activities in the state.
Governor Amosun, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa, said the agency would continue to drive investments and economic growth in the State.
He made this known at the launch of the agency, on Friday, at the MITROS hall, Ibara Housing Estate, Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital.
According to the governor, the agency was created by an Executive Order which has passed the second reading at the Ogun State House of Assembly.
He said they had been able to attract 423 mega companies during his 8 year administration while over 1000 medium and small scale enterprises have also invested in the state.
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“We want the beautiful story of Ogun in terms of commerce and industry to endure. We initiated this so it can be sustainable. The initiative will also restore Ogun State’s lost glory.
We are opening the State to private equity and private investment.”
“As we are now the industrial capital of Nigeria, we want Ogun State to continue to enjoy the benefit of quality thinking and right initiatives.”
“We will be stepping down, but we consider it a duty to place our dear State on the path of continued social development. He said.
In her remarks, Special Adviser to the governor on OgunInvest, Mrs. Babi Subair, said she looked forward to the sustainability of the agency as the mantle of leadership is handed over to the new administration.