Ogun State government says its Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative is yielding results, as more investors are exploring business opportunities that abound in the State.
The State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, made this known when he received in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the Chief Executive Officers of S&W Corporation and Zigma Limited, who paid him a courtesy call.
The Governor said his administration was embracing PPP to enable corporate entities and government explore the State’s numerous potentials for the benefit of the people, adding that its vantage location of closeness to air and sea ports, as well as large market, provides the best options for investors when planning to site their business.
“Ogun State occupies strategic location in our country. It has the largest concentration of industries and it is closer to air, sea ports and market.
“We have land and a large population of employable youth. We launched our job portal just some few days ago and more than 25,000 people have so far registered. This shows that there is more than enough labour ready to work”, he said.
Prince Abiodun, while appreciating the investors for indicating interest in the State, assured that security and infrastructure would continue to receive due attention, as the administration intensify the rating of doing business with its one stop shop to speed up the process of establishing business in the State
Speaking earlier, the team leader, Zigma Limited, Mrs. Funmi Ogbue, appealed to the federal government to discourage importation of automobile nuts and bolts to save local industries.
She said the company was in the State to look at the possibility of establishing business which deals in oil and gas, automobile as well as agriculture.
Also speaking, S&W Corporation’s representative, Mr. Orji Imoh, said the Corporation, would invest $15 million in the State, to provide services in industrial construction, oil and gas and the production of automobile bolts and nuts for the Nigerian market.