Determined to improve the ease of doing business in Ogun State, the Prince Dapo Abiodun led – administration has met with the Bankers Forum with a view to chart a roadmap towards making the state an investment hub of choice.

Secretary to Ogun State Government, Mr. Olatokunbo Talabi while briefing the press about the meeting at the Governor’s office, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, hinted that the meeting was to further interface with financial institutions on areas of support and collaboration towards realization of the administration’s agenda of socio-economic development of the state.

Mr. Talabi, stated that government was highly appreciative of the support given so far by the financial institutions, noting that the meeting would further ensure a robust relationship between the government and the banks.

‘’We called today’s meeting for us to parley as stakeholders in the very sensitive part of government. The crux of the meeting is how to ensure that renewed confidence is built and the State considers you as big stakeholders and investors. And so we feel that this meeting is basically to explore ways on how to improve the ease of doing business, security challenges among many others”, he stated.

In his welcome address, the State Accountant-General, Mr. Michael Idowu thanked members of the Forum for their unflinching support always for ensuring financial stability in governance matters.

Responding on the outcome of the meeting, Mr. Adeniran Oladele, a member of the Forum from First Bank explained that the meeting, which he said was at the instance of the Governor on possible areas of partnership with the state government and other stakeholders, confirmed that the focus of the deliberation was to reinvent the ease of doing business and how to make the state a safe haven for investors and the people.

Mr.Adeniran also noted that a new Central Bank of Nigeria policy which necessitates banks to give more loans to the community is in the offing, noting that, the policy would ensure more funds in the polity.

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