Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has emphasized the need for all financial institutions to follow due process in their operations, for the growth of the economy.
Amosun, who stated this in Abeokuta, while receiving the Chairman and board members of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), noted that this would help boost the socio-economic status of the people.
The Governor also commended the initiative of the Board to establish its regional office in the State, saying majority of the banks are now opening their head offices in Ogun, hence the need for the office urgently.
Speaking earlier, the Chairman of the Corporation, Mrs. Ronke Sokefun lauded the Governor for the giant strides recorded in the areas of infrastructure and the provision of adequate security, which has led to the influx of investors into the State.
The NDIC boss said the Corporation was saddled with the responsibility of supervising deposits in banks, soliciting for the support of the Governor and Senator-Elect, to help in the amendment of the pending NDIC Bill.
In a related development, the Governor also received the newly elected executives of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ogun State Chapter, reminding them of the need to work harder for the benefit of the union.
The Governor admonished the new leadership not to let down the trust reposed in them by their members, assuring them of his support.
While highlighting some of his administration’s achievement, the Governor said the State had moved up to 4th position from 36th in the ease of doing business, now 2nd from the 27th position in the Internally Generated Revenue and also in the provision of adequate security and infrastructure for the people of the State.
In his remarks, the new Chairman of the Union, Comrade Soji Amosu, appreciated the Governor for transforming the State into an enviable status and the recent appointment of its members to the post of Permanent Secretary and heads of Parastatals.
Amosu who commended the Governor for his robust security plans, said this was one of the main challenges confronting the State prior to the advent of the present administration in 2011.
He requested for the support of the Governor in constructing the Union’s permanent site and the building of the International Institute of Journalism in the State, amongst others.
Present at the training were selected Agricultural Cooperative Societies from Ifo, Ado-Odo Ota, Sagamu, Ijebu-Ode, Abeokuta North and Obafemi Owode Local Government Areas.