By Kolawole Olayinka Abeokuta
Ogun State Government has reassured investors of better economic policies, improved infrastructures, as well as various business initiatives that would aid industrial development and rapid business growth across the State.
The Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele who gave the assurance when she visited some factories within OPIC Industrial Estate, Agbara, reiterated the government’s commitment on the improved partnership with the private sector.
She said, the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun placed premium on the relationship with manufacturers in the State, hence his regular interface with them in different capacities, noting that, since inception of the present administration, there had been series of meetings with Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) and related companies to further cement relationships.
“The Investment Promotion Council policy of this Government epitomises what we are saying about ease of doing business because it would provide a one-stop-shop for investors coming to the State and provide them with information needed for setting up a business under this umbrella”, she stated
Engr. Oyedele- Salako noted that government was making efforts on the reconstruction of the Atan-Agbara road through Public Private Partnership (PPP), adding that Ogun and Lagos States were already proposing that the Federal Government cedes the Lagos/Ota-Abeokuta and Ikorodu-Sagamu roads to them for re-construction.
The Deputy Governor lauded the organisations for working in line with the vision and mission of the current administration on improving people’s wellbeing by employing about 5,000 residents directly and in directly, enjoining them to use the State’s job portal as the first point of reference when recruiting their personnel.
According to her, the visit was to see what the companies do, how they operate within the community, saying they should embrace government’s agenda on Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) by adopting renovation or construction of a public school or Primary Health Care Centre within the community.
Earlier in his welcome address, the General Manager, Finance, Primera Foods Limited, Mr. Toyin Elefontuyi, appreciated the Deputy Governor’s visit and the Governor’s dialogue with captains of industries in the State, which he noted was a step in the right direction, expressing optimism that the issues discussed during the meeting, such as the states of roads and incidence of multiple taxations would be duly addressed.