Ogun State government has reiterated its commitment to consolidate partnership with the State Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (OGUNCCIMA), to stimulate economic growth for local businesses and attract more foreign investors into the State.
The Commissioner for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs. Kikelomo Longe stated this while meeting with Executives of OGUNCCIMA and representatives of the Deutsche Gellschaft fur Internationale Zusamm (GIZ) in her Office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Longe said OGUNCCIMA has common goals with the Ministry, assuring that beyond collaborating to attract more investors into the State, the partnership would also link investors to sources of capital, which would aid business growth.
The Commissioner noted that the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led government had improved the speed of obtaining land approvals, as part of efforts to improve the ease of doing business, commending the interest of the Chamber in helping youths develop entrepreneurial skills, as the Ministry was already working on getting necessary approvals for the State’s Industrial Park.
She added that her Ministry was already working on the approval for the reconstruction of parts of the Trade Fair Complex demolished during the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge railway project construction around the area.
Speaking earlier, the leader of the delegation and the first Deputy President of OGUNCCIMA, Alhaji Wasiu Olaleye, while stating the various achievements of the Chamber, called on the Ministry to support the body towards the success of the forthcoming Gateway Trade Fair.
Olaleye, who appealed to government to give land to local investors at discounted rates, also requested that the land around the proposed Industrial Park and the Model College around Onijanganjangan in Abeokuta, be made available for skills development and training of youths in the State.
The representative of GIZ/SKYE, Mr. Felix Nitz said GIZ was partnering OGUNCCIMA in strengthening vocational capacity training for residents of the State, describing the body as the most advanced chamber in the country in the area of vocational training.