Edo State Government to woo more investors

Map of Edo State, Southern Nigeria.

Edo State Government has restated its commitment to encourage investors to take advantage of measures designed for investments to thrive in the state.

The Deputy Governor, Mr Philip Shaibu, stated this on Tuesday in Benin at a one-day investment promotion workshop with the theme “Investment promotion in Edo State as a Tool for Enhancing Economic Growth”.

Shaibu said that the workshop was organized to examine ways to attract potential investors to the state and to provide ease of doing business in the state.

He said that the deliberation among the resource persons and other participants would proffer solutions to the challenges that confront investors in the state.

The Deputy Governor said that the development strategy had shown that the state was focused on achieving mileage in the areas of agriculture, solid minerals, power, culture, tourism and housing, among others.

He assured investors that the State Government was implementing new security architecture to give total security coverage to all.

Shaibu further gave an assurance that the State Government had embarked on massive construction of access roads in the state, giving priority to roads leading to industrial sites.

Meanwhile, one of the resource persons, Kenny Aliu, in his presentation, said that investment in the state would create jobs opportunities, especially for the unemployed.

Amaka E. Nliam