The Ogun State Government said it is committed to creating an enabling environment for the growth of businesses in the state.
The Secretary for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Adebola Sofela, stated this during a tour in Abeokuta of some institutions and markets under the supervision of the ministry, as well as the Ogun State Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Industrial, Mines and Agricultural Complexes. revealed. Dr. Orr, Permanent Secretary; Ola. Mr. Aikrola and other senior officials of the ministry.
Mr. Sofela expressed interest in the Dapo Abiodun-led administration to foster the growth of all categories of businesses and attract private capital into the state. He said: “As efforts continue to make the business environment more conducive for businesses to thrive, small and medium-sized businesses will not be ignored.”
Commenting on the situation at the Oba Lipede Ultra-Modern Market, which was recently renovated by the state government after a portion of it was destroyed by a storm, the Chief Secretary said, “The government wants people to prosper and will continue to take necessary measures.” said. further alleviating the plight of affected traders. ”
Sofera advised traders to band together as a group to insure their products, saying it could be more cost-effective to take out insurance policies as a group rather than approaching insurance companies as an individual trader. he pointed out.
He appealed to traders to cooperate with the government by paying rent on time while ensuring that markets are kept in sanitary conditions suitable for trading activities, and traders should refrain from dumping waste into waterways. He added that it should be avoided.
The Secretary urges the workers of the Food Crop Marketing Board and Gateway Trading Company to provide the necessary support to enable the department under his supervision to further improve the performance of both institutions and become self-reliant, and to ensure that both institutions He said he would ensure that business could be carried out. Do not compete directly with industry within the state.
He made the remarks during a short visit to the OGUNCCIMA complex, where he was welcomed by the organization’s president and the Faculty of Engineering. Addressing Mr. Mike Akingbade and members of his team at the trade fair, he said government is committed to organizing improved trade fairs, improving capacity building and facilitating more investment-focused trade missions. He said he would continue to work with the Chamber of Commerce.
In his address, OGUNCCIMA Rector, Engr., said: Mr. Akingbade elaborated on the Dapo Abiodun-led government’s support to organizations, especially in fish and aquaculture fairs and fairs, saying, “We have never had such good support.”
The institutions visited included the Food Crops Marketing Board, Gateway Trading Company, Oba Lipede Ultra Modern Market in Kuto, and June 12 Market Panseke in Abeokuta.