By Olufemilade Oyinade
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has declared that his administration was creating different industrial clusters across the state to provide conducive environment for more investors to berth in state.
Prince Abiodun, who stated this when he received the management of Mikano International Limited on a courtesy visit to his office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, expressed satisfaction that the state would soon be open for industrial revolution.
He stated that, aside the Agbara industrial cluster, others would be sited along the Epe-Ijebu-Ode axis, Magboro and the Interchange axis.
He said, “We are creating different industrial clusters around the state. Before, we had the Agbara industrial clusters and now we have the new interchange. We have identified different other clusters, we have what we call Ijebu Cluster, which will be along the Epe-Ijebu-Ode road. Remo Cluster somewhere around the agro airport that is coming up. We have the Magboro Cluster which is around MFM.”
The Governor noted that his administration embarked on massive road infrastructure and had also created an Energy and Electricity Board to identify locations where gas pipelines could be extended to.
He pointed out that with good roads and availability of gas, the state would be open for industrial revolution.
Abiodun said, “This administration is investors-friendly. As a matter of fact, our vision is very specific and targeted towards bringing investors and creating an enabling environment for investors in the state.
“We are ready for business, whatever you think this administration can do for you, be rest assured that we will do it for you, we look forward to partnering with you, be rest assured about that. Anything that we can do to make the state more conducive for people like yourself, be rest assured that we will do that.”
While calling on the company to apply for land, the Governor said his administration has put in place the Ogun State Investment Promotion Agency and the Business Environment Council to make siting of business hitch-free.
In his remarks, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mikano International Limited, Mofid Karameh, acknowledged the State’s delibrate attempt at making the business environment conducive for investors.
He called on the state government to help the company in its efforts at expanding into the food, beverages, syringes and disposable facemask and automobiles.
Mr. Karameh later presented cartons of disposable facemask made by Mikano and a patrol van assembled in the state to the Governor.