Canadian investors take interest in Ogun State

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Abeokuta, May 10, 2023 – The Canadian investors are keen in investing in economic development of Ogun State.

Jamie Christoff, the Canadian Ambassador to Nigeria, said this on Tuesday when he paid a courtesy call on Governor Dapo Abiodun.

He said that Canada was interested in agriculture, technology and infrastructure sectors of the state, adding that the state had numerous opportunities that could attract Canadian investors.

Christoff said he was in the state to know more of these opportunities and to discuss with government officials on areas that would be of mutual benefit to both parties.

“Canada has a long-standing bilateral relationship with Nigeria of over 60 years, and this relationship covers many aspects, but one aspect that I think is very important is economic development.

“For us in Canada, we see potential interest in the sector of agriculture, clean technology, we talked a little bit about infrastructural development as well.

“I come here looking for friendship and representing Canada’s interest, but I can see through my drive here this morning that there are opportunities here that will serve both our interest,” the ambassador said.

Governor Abiodun said Ogun, with over 16,000 square kilometres of land, was blessed with human and natural resources, noting that the land is suitable for the cultivation of food and cash crops

“We have vast land and vast resources. We have lots of mineral resources from limestone, which is about two-thirds of our land and others, including silica and huge forest reserves.

“All these make us the industrial capital of Nigeria as most companies have their financial headquarters in Lagos, while their major manufacturing factories are located in Ogun State.

“We host two biggest cement factories in Nigeria, probably in Africa. As an industrial capital, we are close to the busiest sea and airports in Nigeria and we enjoy a crisscross of gas pipelines and all these factors have made us a preferred choice by investors”, he said. (GBN).

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