Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has strengthened the state investment drive through the launch of a 12-man committee called Ogun Invest Ambassador Network.
According to a statement on Tuesday, the members of the network would help create a robust and seamless working relationship between the government and investors.
Abiodun, who was represented by the Commissioner for Finance and Chief Economic Adviser, Mr. Dapo Okubadejo, during the inauguration and orientation course for the ambassadors, at Isheri, Ifo Local Government Area of the state, explained that the ambassadors would be responsible for enlightening investors on how to harness the opportunities that abound in the state and what they stand to gain by doing business in the state.
He tasked the ambassadors to sharpen their communication skills and make accountability and transparency their watch words.
The Commissioner for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr Adebola Sofela, admonished the ambassadors to be diligent in making the Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency a success.
He described the ambassadors as a link between the government and investors, saying a proper regulatory framework would be established to earn investors’ trust and respect.
The 12 ambassadors inaugurated included Consultant, Bureau of Lands and Survey, Mr Fatai Adeboyejo; Deputy Surveyor-General, Bureau of Lands and Survey, Halimat Yusuf; Director, Physical Planning, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, TPL. Felicia Aleburu and Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, Physical Planning and Urban Development TPL. Jolaoluwa Olugbemisola.
Others were Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, Ministry of Agriculture, Mr Suraj Fashola; Director, Land Acquisition, Bureau of Lands and Survey, Mr Anifowose Olatunji and Director of Commercial Services, Ministry of Justice, Mr Olumuyiwa Ogunsanwo.