Ogun Attracts N550bn Investments in Two Years


Femi Ogbonnikan
To enhance economic growth and development, Ogun State Government claimed it has attracted investments of nothing less than N550 billion in the last two years.

Speaking at the inauguration of the Abeokuta branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD) of Nigeria held at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta at the weekend, Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, stated that the provision of conducive enabling business environment, through the provision of infrastructures, especially good road network by his administration has continued to attract potential investors to wanting to do business in the state.

The Governor who was represented by Ogun State Commissioner for Commerce, Trade and Industry, Otunba Bimbo Ashiru, promised that his administration would continue to provide the necessary ambience for all categories of the public service to contribute their own quota to the ‘mission to rebuild Ogun state ‘ in particular, and ‘change’ agenda of the APC-led Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The governor, however, noted that it appreciated the commitment, dedication, loyalty and

professionalism of the entire workforce, right from the lowest to the topmost echelon.
“Let me use this opportunity to lend my deep appreciation to the entire workforce of Ogun state who has continued to persevere during our trying period. As an Administration, we appreciate the importance of the workforce to the successful implementation of our ‘mission to rebuild Ogun state. This is why we have continued to support and encouragement human capital development”, said the governor.

In her acceptance speech, the Iyalode of Yorubaland, who is the Chairman of the newly inaugurated IoD, Abeokuta branch, Chief (Mrs.) Alaba Lawson, said the appointment is a call to service, and therefore, pledged, on behalf of the executive committee of the new branch, to do its best to ensure that IoD Nigeria, Abeokuta branch, the first in South-west, grows and would soon give birth to other branches in Ogun state, and as well, work assiduously with the National Secretariat in Lagos to organise directors training and ensure that the membership of the branch, comprising both public and private sectors’ directors grow as expected.