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Dapo Abiodun: Ogun State Offers Better Living, Working, and Playing Environment



In a recent interview in Abeokuta, the state capital, the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, highlighted the efforts of his administration in creating a conducive environment for people to live, work, and play in the state. Ogun State has become an attractive investment destination in Nigeria.

Abiodun emphasized the implementation of the ISEYA pillar, focusing on Infrastructure, Security and Social Welfare, Education, Youth Empowerment and Job Creation, and Agriculture. The state has prioritized the construction of over 400 kilometers of highways, significantly improving accessibility between Ogun and neighboring states, particularly Lagos. This has led to increased influx of people for various purposes.

Highlighting the state’s comparative advantages in terms of geographical location, Abiodun stressed that Ogun State has become a prime investment destination in Nigeria. It boasts a strategic proximity to Lagos, is a neighbor to the sub-African region through the Republic of Benin, and has attracted numerous companies, industries, and manufacturers over the years.

Abiodun also discussed the significant developments in the transport sector, including the establishment of a multimodal master plan, construction of a world-class international airport, and plans for a dry port in Kajola to streamline import and export activities. These initiatives are aimed at supporting the growth of over 5,000 industries in Ogun State, thereby creating a conducive environment for people to live, work, and play.

The Governor emphasized the economic viability of the airport, citing its potential to facilitate efficient air travel and act as an enabler for the transportation and export of fresh agro-produce. He also highlighted the interest from various aviation investors in taking over the airport on a concession, indicating the promising prospects of the project.

Abiodun expressed confidence in the airport’s long-term impact, foreseeing its significance not only for Ogun State but for the entire African region, particularly in the context of the African Free Continental Agreement. He also discussed the involvement of various agencies such as Nigeria Customs Service and Nigerian Air Force in the development of the airport, elevating its operational potential.