Edo Government on Tuesday, in Benin reinstated commitment to encourage investors to take advantage of the measures it is putting in place for investment to strive in the state.
The state Deputy Governor, Mr Philip Shaibu, stated this at a one-day investment promotion workshop with the theme “Investment promotion in Edo state as a tool for enhancing economic growth.”
Shaibu said that the workshop was to examine ways to attract potential investors to the state and to provide ease of doing business in the state.
He said the one-day deliberation among the resource persons and other participants would proffer solutions to the challenges that confronted investors when trying to set up businesses in the state.
The deputy governor said that development strategy had shown that the state was focused on achieving millage in the areas of agriculture, solid minerals, power, culture, tourism and housing among others.
He assured investors that the state government had new security architecture in place being implemented ”to give total security coverage to all.”
Shaibu further assured that the state government had embarked on massive construction of access roads in the state with particular importance to roads leading to industrial sites.
In his presentation, one of the resource persons, Kenny Aliu, said that investment in the state would among others, creation jobs opportunities, especially the unemployed.