The Vice President of Nigeria,Yemi Osinbajo called for a closer Economic Cooperation between Ogun and Lagos Sates.
Osinbajo made the call while speaking at the Ogun State Investors Forum 2018, taking place in Abeokuta.
The Vice President pointed out that there was nothing bad in Economic and Business rivalry between the two South-western States if such competition was healthy and beneficial for the fast growth and development of the region.
He argued that a joint Economic and Business Cooperation between the two contiguous states would even be more beneficial to their people the areas as well as national and international business communities.
Professor Osinbajo recalled that he the Economic Cooperation Summit between Lagos and Kano States which he launched some few days ago would go a long way in boosting the economic of both States on one hand and Nigeria as a whole on the other.
The Vice President therefore called on a good economic and business summit among Lagos and Ogun states in Nigeria and their neighboring Benin Republic which he said would promote faster economic activates not only in West Africa but in Nigeria as a whole.
He confirmed that Ogun State undoubtedly had been turned into the manufacturing and industrial hub of Nigeria for hosting more than four hundred such establishments
The Vice President commended the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun for his mementos and tireless strives to make the state the Industrial hub of Nigeria, arguing him to make the state the business hub of Nigeria as well.
The guest speaker and former Mexican President, Felipe Calderon, in his address called on Ogun State Government to consciously redirect the economy through Strategic Planning.
Among people present at the ceremony were the Chief Host, Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and his wife Dr. Olufunso, members of the Ogun State Executive Council, members of National and International Business Communities and Traditional Rulers including His Majesty, the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, Okukenu IV.
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Jennifer Idika and Ifeoluwa Adetoun