Edo Seals Deal With Radisson  For  172-Room Hotel In Benin 


The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has disclosed that the state government has sealed a deal with Radisson Hotels, an international hotel chain headquartered in the United States, to develop a 172-room hotel in Benin City.

He said that the Radisson Hotels deal is one of the several investments driven into the state by the government’s ease of doing business reforms.

Obaseki, who disclosed this in Benin City, said that the government will sustain efforts to make the state more conducive for business and attract investments.

He called for the collaboration of the private sector and other stakeholders to achieve optimum success.

“We have continued to prioritise reforms at improving the business and economic environment of the state. We have restored law and order and removed hoodlums from the streets of Benin, ensuring that people can freely do their business without fear of intimidation, harassment, or extortion.

“We are building infrastructure, particularly roads to open up more areas to economic activities and ensuring that we create a sense of stability in the social space. We have improved security and extension of business hours with an active nightlife,” Obaseki said.

Speaking further, Obaseki said , “These among other reforms have guaranteed the influx of people and investments into the state. We have closed down with Radisson and should be having a 172 hotel in Benin. Hopefully, we should have it ready in another 12 months.”

“We are encouraging more people to come here and do business, while we focus and organise our key areas of attractiveness. As a transport hub, we are putting our transport master plan together, building parks and other infrastructure to organise transportation better. We are rethinking agriculture, focusing on estate farms.

“In terms of human capacity, we have been very big on getting our young people trained, focusing on skills, particularly in the area of technology to support emerging businesses,” he added.


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