The Chairman of Ogun State Manufacturers Association of Nigeria MAN has commended the present administration in Ogun State for given Manufacturers Association of Nigeria and Private sectors enabling environment to strived in the State.
This commendation was made by Mr Saleem Adegunwa Chairman Manufacturer Association Of Nigeria MAN Ogun State Branch at the public session of the 34th annual general meeting of the branch held today at Park Inn Radisson hotel, Kuto, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Mr Saleem Adegunwa, said the theme of this 34th annual general meeting of MAN Ogun, “THE MANUFACTURING SECTORS; AN INTEGRAL PART OF MAKING OGUN STATE THE INDUDTRIAL HUB OF NIGERIA: Achievements within the first 100 days in Office and the future plans of the new administration” is one that was borne out of experience and necessity to know what awaits businesses under the new Government in the State.
While enlisted some of the things that pressing needs which if acceded to enhance the ease of doing business in Ogun State and improve the viability for potential investors in the State;
The demand for the payment of water abstraction/borehole charges from two million to four hundred and fifty million. The unified truck drivers tickets which was just Introduced. Charges on the bills for harmonization of taxes levies in Ogun State will have significant negative effect on Manufacturers in the State.
Also, renovation of majorly industrial roads in the State and there is urgent need for fire service stations in Agbara considering the large number of Manufacturer and businesses in the areas.
In addition, Mr Saleem Adegunwa assuring the Government their ultimate support as a Manufacturer Association of Nigeria sited Ogun State. Saying MAN will continue to encourage our members to support all laudable Government policy. To support the initiative of Government that are truly projects the spirit of the public private partnership PPP, Promising the MAN will continue to support Ogun State Government by canvassing the need for its members to pay all legal approved taxes, levies and permits.
According to the Executive Governor of Ogun State Prince Dr Dapo Abiodun MFR, represented by her Deputy Engr. Mrs Noimot Salako Oyedele, appreciates the Manufacturer Association of Nigeria, Ogun State Branch for supporting Ogun State Government in the past, particularly our own administration.
She said as a Government in Ogun State, we understand that governance is all about the people, and we are committed to providing good governance that is participatory, inclusive, responsive, effective and efficient. In doing this, we are irrevocably committed to a viable Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in our development plan, as a way of providing an atmosphere that guarantees a more prosperous life for the people of Ogun State and all those who have made our dear State their home. We are committed to prudent public financial management anchored on openness, integrity and discipline, obedient to rule of law, amongst others, to demonstrate and win to our side quality private investments from across the globe.
She said, “Let me state that our Administration is committed to making Ogun State a truly Investors’ First Choice Destination not only in Nigeria, but in the Sub-Sahara Africa. Our geographical location as the gateway to the country and the proximity to Lagos, the fifth largest economy in Africa, put us in a vantage position for this aspiration”.
Ogun State will continue to experience influx of companies, we have deliberately consider the interest of our investors the integral part of our master-plan. Within the first 100 days of our Administration in office, we have put in place measures as the foundation to drive key policies in our Public-Private Sector Partnership strategy, and we are already recording positive results in that regards.
According to the executive governor of Ogun State Prince Dr Dapo Abiodun said he need not to bore this gathering with what we have been able to achieve in this short period of first 100 days of our Administration in office. But, it is important to mention that we are committed to providing a conducive environment which makes existing businesses to thrive and promote the growth of new investments in our dear State.
Also, as a take-off, in August, 2019, our Administration held an important meeting with the captain businesses in the private sector, within and outside of our dear State with a view to partnering together in related sectors. The outcome of the meeting has been positive. Let me assure you all that the various recommendations of that meeting will soon be manifested in concrete times.
Also, the speaker of Ogun State house of Assembly Rt. Hon. Kunle Olu Omo said he was very happy to be in the midst of the Manufacturer Association Of Nigeria, Ogun State Chapters. He said as part their electioneering campaign that we will do the needful to make Ogun State industrial friendly and encourage private sectors to site there businesses in the State.
“I want say that you be rest assure that Ogun State house of Assembly will not support or make any laws that will have negative effect on investors or hindered your businesses in Ogun State.
Olu Omo said for to site your businesses in our dear state was grate avenue for us to engage our youths and our unemployed graduates in the State.
Also, according to Mr Thompson Akpabio and Mr Agbani of Nastreal said this gathering was organized to discuss and delibrate issues that are very common to the Manufacturer Association of Nigeria MAN as a body.
While thanking Ogun State Governor led by Prince Dr Dapo Abiodun for the support giving to the private sectors and Manufacturer Association of Nigeria, Ogun State Branch during the last 100 days in Office of his administration.
He said, the last administration of Senator Ibikunle Amosun has killed a lot of company and some Manufacturing company can no longer function due to excess charges on tax and inflation of payment on water abstraction/borehole charges in sums ranging from two million to four hundred and fifty million naira by Ogun State Ministry of Environment needs to be discontinued.