As part of effort of the Governor Dapo Abiodun-led administration to boost commerce and promote trade in Ogun State, stakeholders have been assured of government’s readiness to continue engaging various initiatives in this regard.
The Consultant to the Governor on Commerce and Industry, Ms. Sola Arobieke gave this assurance during the Ogun State Day, at the 2019 Lagos International Trade Fair held at Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos, stating that the Ogun State Trade Fair would hold in 2020.
Arobieke said the trade fair, which would be organised in partnership with the Ogun State Council of Chamber of Com-merce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (OGUNCCIMA) would be bigger than previous editions, calling on stakeholders to be part of the event.
While assuring that government would continue to stimulate the growth of the economy by providing the enabling environment for business activities in the State through the provision of necessary infrastructure, the Consultant stressed that, as much as government was concerned about the need for more businesses to spring up in the State, it was also determined to make existing ones grow adequately.
The Consultant said, apart from the recent approval for the establishment of an Enterprise Development Agency by Governor Dapo Abiodun, the Ease of Doing Business Committee set up by government would evolve into the Business Environment Council with the mandate of removing constraints affecting the smooth operations of businesses in the State.
Highlighting the consistency of the State at the Lagos International Trade Fair, the President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Babatunde Ruwase lauded Governor Dapo Abiodun-led administration for supporting the ease of doing business in the State, calling on government to build strategic partnership with the private sector through Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Mrs. Lydia Fajounbo called on investors and members of the private sector to partner with the government, as the present administration was making efforts to move the economy of the State to a higher level.