By Charles Nwaoguji
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has restated his administration’s commitment to creating enabling environment for Public Private Partnership (PPP) to thrive, as well as make the State remains preferred destination for genuine local and foreign investors.
Governor Abiodun said this at the 36th Annual General Meeting and Investiture of Alhaji Wasiu Olaleye, as the 18th President of the Ogun State Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (OGUNCCIMA), held at the M.K.O Abiola Trade Fair Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, stating that his administration’s effort on PPP would lead to increase in investment and economic growth of the State.
The Governor, who was represented by the State Commissioner for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs. Kikelomo Longe stated that, in order to enable investors operate in a transparent system, which would make business and government environment conducive for investors.
He said his administration had formulated policies which engender a pull effect for investment growth, as well as established the Public-Private Partnership Office, the Ogun State Business Environment Council and the Investment Promotion Agency.
“We are committed to a viable Public Private Partnership (PPP) in our infrastructural development plan. We are also establishing a model of prudent public financial management anchored on openness, integrity and discipline to attract more investments across the globe”, the Governor stated.
Governor Abiodun also assured that his administration would continue to support individuals and organizations like the OGUNCCIMA, who are working on the socio-political development and wellbeing of the residents of the State, stressing that the new Association President, Alhaji Wasiu Olaleye should see his elevation as a call to higher duty.
In her speech, immediate past President of National Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Iyalode Alaba Lawson, lauded the Prince Dapo Abiodun led administration and pledged support of OGUNCCIMA to the government’s PPP model, expressing confidence in the ability of the new leadership to improve the association.
The new President of OGUNCCIMA, Alhaji Wasiu Olaleye, assured that the association, under his leadership would continue to build a stronger relationship with the State government and bring about development of its members and the State in general.