We'll Continue to Encourage PPP for Development in the State - OGSG - THE BUSINESS PACKAGE


Friday, June 10, 2022

We'll Continue to Encourage PPP for Development in the State - OGSG

The Ogun State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Alhaji Waheed Odusile has again assured investors in the State of the Prince Dapo Abiodun led government's commitment to always encourage Public Private Partnership to bring the needed development in the State.

Odusile who gave the assurance in his Oke - Mosan, Abeokuta office while receiving on a courtesy call, the management of Pelican Valley Nigeria Limited led by its Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Babatunde Adeyemo said, "it gladens the heart of government when private investors come in to support its ongoing developmental strides" adding that government alone cannot do it all.

The Commissioner disclosed that the government of Prince Dapo Abiodun is not paying lip service to the housing sector revealing that in less than three years, it has built and allocated over a thousand affordable housing units to the people which according to him is more than all the housing units provided by all the previous administrations put together since the creation of the State in 1976 until May 29, 2019 when it assumed office.

"We would not stop, we would continue to vigorously pursue our housing plans until every indigene in the State who need a roof over his head is catered for", Odusile said, assuring that before the end of Governor Abiodun's first term in office, the administration would have delivered 2500 housing units to the people of the State.

In his speech, the Chief Executive Officer, Pelican Valley Nigeria Limited, Dr. Babatunde Adeyemo while appreciating the Prince Dapo Abiodun led government for its giant strides in the State revealed that his company is ready to partner with the government to ignite the Gateway Smart Cities as the work of urbanization lies not only in the hands of government but with the collective efforts of the private investors and stakeholders in the real estate.

The CEO of the first and only estate to have received full government approval in the State noted that an estimated N30b direct and indirect taxes would be accruable into government's coffers within the next three years calling on government to help fix the 3km single lane road that leads to the estate which according to him would also serve as a veritable means to decongest the Kobape/Abeokuta expressway and aid urban-rural migration.

"To us, this is just a starting point as we are set to ignite some projects within the Kobape region that will help, sustain and generate more revenue to the coffers of the State government and also aid controlled development, proper planning and urbanization, and most importantly boost the agricultural production base of the State in no small measures", Dr. Adeyemo said.

Femi Osipitan, 
Press Officer, Office of the Commissioner for Information and Strategy

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