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Ogun signs $300m agreement for three development projects

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The Ogun State Government has signed agreement for execution of three development finance institution-funded projects in line with Governor Dapo Abiodun’s economic development agenda in the state.

The projects include the Ogun State Economic Transformation Project (OGSTEP), Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP) and Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP).

The state’s Commissioner for Finance and Governor’s Chief Economic Adviser, Mr. Dapo Okubadejo, signed the agreement on behalf of the state while the Minister for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Dr. (Mrs.) Zainab Ahmed, signed on behalf of the Federal Government.

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Okubadejo said OGSTEP deal worth $250 million was a World Bank-funded project aimed at increasing the participation of the private sector in the state’s economy with focus on improving the business-enabling environment, strengthening agri-food value-chains and upgrading skills.

Meanwhile, the state government has said that it will not derail from its waste management reform for a clean, safe and healthy environment as it introduces waste bills in select areas of the state for effective waste collection.

Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment and Chief Executive Officer of the Ogun State Waste Management Authority (OGWAMA), Mr. Ola Oresanya, stated this during a crucial meeting with waste Private Service Providers (PSPs) and vendors.

Oresanya said the bill, introduced in Abeokuta, Ijebu-Ode, Sagamu, Mowe and Ibafo, would end selected services by the PSP and compel residential houses in the areas to patronise the PSP for a cleaner environment.

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