By: Ogunleye Oluwapelumi
The Governor of Ogun State, prince Dapo Abiodun, along with his delegation, welcomed the Consul General of the United States in Nigeria, Mr. Will Stevens, for a courtesy visit at the Governor’s office in Abeokuta.
The purpose of the visit was to explore potential partnerships with the United States to further develop critical sectors of the state’s economy. Under the ISEYA concept, Ogun State has already made significant strides in transforming its infrastructure and attracting businesses, leading to impressive growth in internally generated revenue.
During the meeting, the Governor highlighted the state’s achievements and expressed their ambition to make Ogun State the top destination for investors in Nigeria. As part of this vision, the state is currently in the process of constructing the Agro Cargo International Airport in Ikenne Local Government Area.
This airport will play a crucial role in boosting the exportation of agricultural and non-agricultural goods, contributing to the economic growth of the state and the nation as a whole.
“We cited some of the developments that have taken place and noted that in our quest to make Ogun State the first destination for investors in Nigeria, we are currently constructing an Agro Cargo International Airport at Iperu-Ilishan road in Ikenne Local Government Area of the state to boost exportation of agricultural and non-agricultural goods.”
“Through our ISEYA concept, we have strategically transformed the state with modern infrastructure, deliberate policy steps to attract businesses and moving the economy from being federal allocation focused to becoming the state with the third largest Internally Generated Revenue in the country.” governor Dapo Abiodun said in a statement.
The Governor’s meeting with the US Consul General marks an important step towards forging strong partnerships and attracting foreign investment to Ogun State. With the ISEYA concept driving progress and the forthcoming Agro Cargo International Airport, Ogun State is poised to become a major player in Nigeria’s economic landscape, fostering job creation and sustainable development.