Story by Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
The Executive Director of Nigerian Export Promotion Council, Segun Awolowo has hailed the capacity of the governor of Ogun state, Prince Dapo Abiodun to transform the state to a huge industrial hub judging from his success story in the private sector.
Segun Awolowo, grandson of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo disclosed that he had that assurance that the state would witness great economic prosperity under Gov Abiodun who he said would definitely deploy his versatility and business acumen to tap into the abundant resources of the state and create more wealth for the people.
According to statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on New Media, Emmanuel Ojo, and made available to newsmen in Abeokuta, Awolowo stated this on Wednesday when he was on courtesy call to Prince Abiodun at the Governor’s Office, Oke Mosan.
He disclosed that NEPC was ready to partner with the state to help in expanding it’s economic growth through export promotion of goods and services being produced in the state.
Responding, Gov Abiodun lauded Nigerian Export Promotion Council for its role at ensuring that the organized private sector grows from just producing for sustenance to exporting goods outside the shores of the country.
The governor who said that the state owns the biggest industrial hub in the country, added that no other state in the country could match the state where capacity had being built and exported outside the shores of the country.
Abiodun noted that his administration disposition and deep commitment to the Public Private Sector Partnership had finally started to yield good fruits as an Irish company was set to have a company whose major drive was to establish in the state and invest in the area of dairy for export to China, adding that an Asian group was also on the radar to set up shop in the state and export to Asia as well.
The governor disclosed that as part of effort aimed at creating an enabling environment for investors in the state, two bills that would look at establishing the states PPP model and the Ogun State Investment Promotion Agency, had being sent to the Ogun State House of Assembly, adding that the process would help his administration to institutionalize its vision and commitment to the public private sector partnership.
He explained that building our future together agenda of his administration requires the collective efforts of everyone, saying that the Nigeria Export Promotion Council was a major player in the states building our future together agenda.
Prince Abiodun noted that the state government was poised to being focused and qualitative, adding that doing so would avail his administration an opportunity to create an enabling environment for public private sector partnership which would help stimulate the economic growth of the state and individual prosperity.