Edo State government is considering creating new industrial parks with stable power supply to boost economic activities in the state.
The state governor, Godwin Obaseki assured that in the next twelve months the state will establish a real industrial park with 24 hours electricity that will enhance the development of the state.
Governor Obaseki who disclosed the plan when he received Management of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (Edo Delta States Branch), promised to create an enabling environment for investors to do business in the state as he will work to ensure the state becomes number one in Nigeria where you do business with ease.
“My goal is to make Edo State the number one state in doing business in the country and to achieve this; we have to address some issues like our land administration system, the changes there after, the efficiency, law and order, our judiciary or court system. It is a lot of work; it is not cheap to achieve this”.
He said as a governor, the mission of his administration is clear and it is to make Edo state the economic hub of Nigeria. “We believe we have all it takes to make it happen. We have the endowment to do so. The three critical endowments we believe any society need to prosper we have them. These endowments are human capacity which is one of the best in the world; our location which is key to our development and land”.
He said the role of his administration is to enable economic growth to happen in the state. “I am very optimistic and trilled on the opportunity given to me to serve, economic development is going to happen in this state and it will happen soon”.
Obaseki express the readiness of his administration to partner with MAN and work much closer with the association as the collaboration is needed to achieve its vision of developing the state economically.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation Dr. Alofoje Unuigboje express gratitude to the governor for granting the group audience to share ideas in this propitious times, to leverage on the advantages that current circumstances offer.
He said the group appreciates the decision and steps taken so far to restore sanity into the system of the state. “we appreciate a signature policy decision, of strategic importance, that the government has taken, with profound effect on ease of doing business in Edo State-restoring the state to civility by removal of extortionist-maiming-brutes from our roads, industrial and business districts. The multiplier effect of this singular phenomenal action resonates with the concept of investment-vortex into the state”.
“The developmental architecture of the state could be premised on three pivots, among other-Education/Industry-Related Research, Agriculture and Industrialization/Industrial Parks”.