By Raymond Osho
ABEOKUTA: The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, boasted that his government’s Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative is already yielding results as large number of investors have started trooping to State to explore business opportunities.
Abiodun stated this when he received the Chief Executive Officers of S&W and Sigma Limited who paid a courtesy visit on him at his Oke-Mosan, office in Abeokuta, the State capital.
Revealing the reason for the PPP, the Governor said the rationale behind the initiative was to enable corporate entities and government explore the numerous potentials that abound in Ogun State for the benefit of the people.
Governor Abiodun said with the PPP’s vantage location, closeness to air and sea ports as well as large market, the State provides the best options for Investors to choose from when planning to site their business in the country.
He added that the State government was on the verge of making the process of investing in the state easy through its Ogun Invest Bill, which he said would soon be passed by the State House of Assembly.
His words “Ogun State occupies strategic location in our country. It has the largest concentration of industries and it is closer to air, sea ports and market. We also share borders with four states and we are the Gateway to the West Africa sub-region.
“We have land and a young population. We launched our job portal just some few days ago and more than 25,000 people have so far register. This shows that there is more than enough labour ready to work”, he said.
Abiodun assured that security and infrastructure in the State would continue to receive due attention.
Speaking earlier, the team leader, Mrs. Funmi Ogbue, from Sigma Limited, appealed to the Federal government to discourage importation of automobile nuts and bolts to save local industries.
Her company, she said which has international certification and collaboration with major companies around the world, would invest the sum of $15 million in Ogun State to provide services in industrial construction, oil and gas and the production of automobile bolts and nuts for the Nigerian market.
“We believe that with the support of the state, we can establish, grow the factory and create jobs,” she said.