The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has promised to sustain ongoing reforms and programmes across all sectors of the state to ensure the inflow of investors into the state, reassuring that his government will continue to create an enabling environment for businesses to thrive.
Obaseki gave the assurance when he received the management of Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, led by its President, Mr. Olatunde Amolegbe, who was on a courtesy visit at the Government House, Benin City.
Reassuring support for the stockbrokers, Obaseki said the state plans to host the institute’s annual conference to showcase investment opportunities in Edo.
According to him, “As you know, I was one of those that founded this institute, and I have no choice but to continue to support the institute.
“I will look at the issue of sponsoring particularly Edo indigenes for your programmes. I will also be interested in hosting the 2022 annual conference so as to afford investors the opportunity to see the abundant opportunities in the state.”
The governor continued: “As a government, we are trying to create an enabling environment by making sure that we are putting the right infrastructure in place as well as a supportive legal environment.
“We are also cleaning up our educational system to produce people who are ready for work. We don’t have a choice but to produce what we consume; production will not only be taking place in Lagos but in other states of this country.”
“That is why I am going to focus on a lot of investment opportunities here next year because there are major opportunities outside Lagos. The amount of investment opportunities that we see coming into Edo in terms of agriculture, film, tech, services, and entertainment, among others, is quite impressive,” Obaseki noted.
Earlier, Amolegbe lauded the governor’s developmental strides across all sectors of the state, adding that the institute is proud of Governor Obaseki.