Insecurity was a major issue in the gateway state years back which made many investors run away from starting any form of business in the state but today, Ogun state is ranked 4yh on the list of state that business is done with utmost ease.
The Ogun state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun made this known saying that when he took over the state’s affair on 2011 from his predecessor, Gbenga Daniel, the state was in a state of dilemma both in the area of economy and insecurity.
Taiwo Adeoluwa, Secretary to the State Government who represented Amosun said while speaking at the launch of Ogun State Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency,
“When we came in 2011, Ogun State appeared to have failed as a State. Investors were running away from the State because of the high level of insecurity in the State but today, the State is ranked 4th on the list of State with the ease of doing business.
“As at the last count, our activities as a government has attracted 473 mega companies which some investing as much as N2billion. Not only that, we took the IGR of the State from the paltry sum of N700million to N7billion per month.”
The governor also said that the internally generated revenue of the state would ease doing business in the state as it has increased thus the governor-elect, Dapo Abiodun, will have a smooth kick off as he would inherit an economic-friendly state,
“But we are not relenting on all these achievements. We know we have been very successful, but we need to consolidate on the success we have achieved and that is why we are establishing this agency,” he said.