Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has assured that his administration would continue to create an enabling environment for business to thrive in the State, as necessary reforms and policies have been put in place to retain the State as the destination of choice in the country.
Prince Abiodun made this known in his office, while playing host to GIZ-SEDIN team, led by its Head of programmes, Dattev Holloh, saying, in order to boost ease of doing business, his government within the short period of being in office had passed a law, creating the Ogun State Investment Promotion Agency, Ogun State Public Private Partnership office as well as the Ogun State Business Environment Council.
” We want to assure you that we are indeed ready, we are prepared, we have the right reforms and policies in place, we just passed a law creating the Ogun State Investment Promotion Agency which will now become our marketing agency. We have created the Ogun State Public Private Partnership office, to take charge of the task of signing partnership agreement with prospective investors to ensure that it is in line with world best practices.
‘’We have also established the Ogun State Business Environment Council which will be charged with the task of ensuring that all bureaucracy that are involved with starting business in the state are completely removed”, he said.
Abiodun added that part of effort to further empower more people was the investment in technical and vocational education training programmes, in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria, saying two of the state owned Information Communication Technology Polytechnics were chosen as centers to train and certify artisans.
He noted that the artisans on completion of the training would be supported with necessary implements to set up their trades and a seven-year single digit loan would equally be offered them, commending GIZ- SEDIN for their contribution to the State’s economic development, with an assurance of government’s support on its programmes.
In his remark, Dattev Holloh, said GIZ was reviewing its programmes and activities to be able to align with strategies the State was currently operating, adding that several programmes and projects had been undertaken by the company, as well as focus on business enabling environment issues and local economic development.