As Edo prepares for the Alaghodaro Summit 2021, big ticket investors including the Dangote Group, Okomu Plc and Presco Plc have expressed interest to fully participate in the summit, leveraging on the platform to tap into the investment opportunities created by the business-friendly disposition of the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led state government.
The summit, in its fifth edition, is scheduled to take place between November 12 and 14, 2021, with the theme, “Edo of Our Dreams: Building a Sustainable Future.”
The annual summit, to mark the governor’s anniversary in office, showcases investment opportunities in the state and the numerous achievements, reforms and initiatives by the administration to improve the living standard of the people.
Chairman, Marketing and Branding Sub-Commitee, Alaghodaro 2021, Crusoe Osagie, who spoke to journalists in Benin City, said, “Already, top private sector players in the state and across the globe, like Dangote Group, Presco Plc and Okomu Plc, among others, have signified interests in the summit, with plans to leverage on the business-friendly environment and the opportunity for exchange of ideas with the private sector created by the state government to tap into Edo’s rich investment opportunities.”
He noted that the state has gotten an avalanche of requests from the organised private sector players, who are poised to clinch vantage positions at the summit to reap from the gains of the conducive-business environment provided by the government.
According to him, “This year’s summit promises to be even more exciting, as it will showcase a number of the transformative policies and programmes by the state government targeted at further easing up the space for private investment and building a productive, efficient and result-driven civil and public service.
“While Okomu and Presco are poised to expand their plantation, Dangote is planning to accelerate its investment in the solid mineral sector, especially with its cement manufacturing plant, which is already operational in the state.
“Governor Obaseki has continued to prioritise inflow of investment into the state with bold and investor-friendly policies, which has resulted in the setting up of a number of industrial plants, including modular refineries, gas processing plants, energy parks, an inland dry port, among others,” Osagie noted.