The Ogun State Government will live up to its vision of creating an enabling environment for Public Private Partnership (PPP), which will lead to the economic prosperity of the State.
The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun gave this assurance while playing host to the management team of First Bank of Nigeria, at his Office in Oke Mosan, Abeokuta.
Governor Abiodun noted that his administration would require the support of the financial institution at repositioning and rebranding its security network, adding that, security is key to ensuring economic progress, as well as a peaceful and secured State.
“We take the issue of security very serious and that we are going to require your support and partnership. We cannot say we want to increase the ranking of Ogun State on the global list of doing business index if there are kidnapping and armed robbery all over the place’’, he said.
Abiodun also disclosed that his administration was looking at constructing and rehabilitating roads that share border with neighbouring States, stressing that, government would soon award the construction of the Ijebu-Ode and Epe roads.
“We are looking at how to immediately begin reconstruction of roads that are between us and the adjacent States. Very soon, we are going to award the Expressway that will take us from Ijebu – Ode to Lagos, via Epe. We are also looking at other border roads and access roads, which link to the Expressway, because we believe that, if we can increase the relative ease with which we move between Lagos and Ogun State, people will be more inclined to live in Ogun and work in Lagos”, the Governor submitted.
He commended the First Bank of Nigeria Limited, for rebranding itself by switching to digital system of banking, enjoining the bank to collaborate with his administration in moving the State forward.
In his remark, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of First Bank Nigeria Limited, Dr. Adesola Adedutan, disclosed that out of the over 28,000 agent network of the bank, 1,800 was registered in the State, adding that, the financial institution would continue to render quality service to the people of the State.