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Ogun unveils initiatives on ease of doing business

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Ogun state governor Dapo Abiodun

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has said that his administration introduced reform initiatives to help in reducing bureaucratic bottleneck and enhance ease of doing business in the state.

The governor stated this at a parley with the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of Companies in Abeokuta, listing the reforms to include the establishment of the State Enterprise Development Agency, which would strengthen the capacity of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

He said the Ogun State Investment Promotion Agency was also set up to provide a one-stop-shop and eliminate unnecessary delays in processing necessary documents, while the Public-Private Office has also been established to ensure that the state has a template that is transparent and accessible.

The Governor, while calling on investors in the state to consider indigenes for permanent employment or internship, said a Bill on Local Content has been sent to the House of Assembly.

Abiodun said good governance, through focused leadership, provision of the good road network, provision of adequate security, digitalization to enable the state make use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in its educational institutions, as well as employment generation, would be vigorously pursued.

He also said the contract for the construction of Ijebu-Ode-Epe road has been awarded, just as the Ogun and Lagos governments have approached the Federal Government for the take over of construction of Sagamu-Ogijo-Ikorodu, Abeokuta-Ota-Lagos roads.

While decrying the poor condition of roads in the industrial hubs, he added: “We have identified other roads like the Agbara- Atan-Ota, Ewekoro-Ifo, Sagamu interchange and the Ilaro-Ibeshe roads, which are in bad shape and working to put them in good condition”.


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