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Dignitaries Confirmed for Ogun Investor Forum

May 22, 2014

Henry Ifeanyi

AN investor forum aimed at enhancing the growth of the agriculture sector in Ogun State has resumed in Abeokuta.

Former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox, was later on Wednesday expected to give a keynote address at the forum.

Other dignitaries expected at the forum include Dato Tajuddin Bin Abdul Rahman (Malaysian Deputy Minister of Agriculture), Dr Kandeh Yumkella (former Director-General UNIDO), Thomas McCallum (International Finance Corporation) and Uche Orji, Managing Director of the Sovereign Wealth Fund among others.

State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, explained why the forum focused on agriculture.

"Apart from the fact that they are interwoven, they serve as agents of change. Agriculture, in particular, gives the state an edge over other states of the federation in terms of potentials and the gateway position of the state to other neighbouring countries.

"We have got the land, labour and capital, so we are now creating the enabling environment for Public Private Partnership for economic growth.

There are several opportunities for investment in different sectors of the state especially in the areas of agriculture and urban development," he said.

The governor gave assurance that adequate security has been provided to ensure maximum security for those attending the two-day forum.

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Source: AllAfrica

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