The Government of Ogun State has assured foreign and Nigerian investors of its commitment to providing an enabling environment that would ensure the growth of already existing businesses and promote new investments.
The Secretary to Ogun government, Mr Olatokunbo Talabi, gave the assurance at the official launching of “Maggi Signature’’ and tour of the Nestle Nigeria Plc Flowergate factory, Sagamu on Friday.
In his address, Talabi said, “This administration understands that infrastructure is vital to socio-economic development and has already mapped out strategies in this direction
“In the next few weeks, you will begin to see the manifestations of this commitment towards infrastructure development.
“As a matter of priority, Gov. Dapo Abiodun has taken note of the major roads leading into our industrial estates such as the Atan-Agbara road; Ota industrial estate intra-road; Ogijo-Sagamu road; and especially Sagamu-Abeokuta expressway, to mention but a few.
“In the same vein, the administration is committed to ensuring adequate security of live and property,’’ he said.
He added that the administration was not unaware of the fact that security was pivotal to socio-economic development.
“In this regard, we are calling on corporate entities like Nestle for their cooperation and support towards ensuring security of life and property in all parts of our dear state.
“We also call for the same cooperation and support for the successful implementation of all other policies and programmes of the government.
“We look forward to the partnership from corporate bodies like Nestle in the Out-grower Scheme whereby 10,000 farmers will be provided with land to cultivate crops most of which will be raw materials for companies like Nestle.
“We expect that Nestle, for example, will be a partner in the provision of extension services, improved-yielding seedlings and, other modern farm implements; and, be ready off-takers of the farm produce, Talabi said.
He called on other private investors to take advantage of the state’s abundant human and mineral resources and be partners in the “Building our Future Together” agenda.
He implored all the host communities to continue to cooperate with the private partners by making the community conducive for them, urging our private investors to reciprocate the gesture by providing adequate cooperate social responsibility to their host communities and performing their statutory duties to the government.