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Ogun to host Investment Summit July 13, 14

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Ogun to host Investment Summit July 13, 14

Ogun to host Investment Summit July 13, 14

The Ogun State Government has concluded plans to host the forthcoming 2021 Investment Summit, tagged ISEYA’ 21, and slated for, between July 13and 14. The Summit is intended to attract would-be investors for the continued economic growth of the state.

 

Ogun to host Investment Summit July 13, 14

Disclosing this on Thursday, in Abeokuta, the state capital, the Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) and State Commissioner for Finance, Dapo Okubadejo, noted at a virtual Pre-summit Roadshow, that this year’s Summit is themed, Ogun :Becoming Africa’s Model Industrial and Logistics Hub”.

 

Ogun to host Investment Summit July 13, 14

 

Okubadejo, who is also the Vice Chairman of the Planning Committee, explained that the Pre-Summit Roadshow was a form of sensitisation programme in preparation for the summit.

The Commissioner submitted that potential investors would be acquainted with many investment opportunities therein in the state, as the fastest growing economy in the country.

Okubadejo, who was supported by his counterparts from the Ministries of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs. Kikelomo Longe; Works and Infrastructure, Engr Ade Adesanya; Culture and Tourism, Dr. Toyin Taiwo; Budget and Planning, Olaolu Olabimtan and the Director General, Public Private Partnership, Dapo Oduwole, said the Governor Abiodun-led administration is determined to give the state, the best in governance.

He noted that one of the moves to attract investors into the state was the establishment of the PPP Office to solve the administrative bottlenecks associated with investment.

The Finance Commissioner noted that lots of reforms and economic policies had been put in place by the adminstration to enhance the Ease of Doing Business.
“This Pre-Summit Investment Roadshow is to sensitise locals and foreign investors to showcase the State as investors’ preferred destination of choice.

“This adminstration is focused to create an enabling environment for investment to thrive and create good governance, and individual prosperity. The Public Private Partnership will drive the economy and our ambition is to position Ogun as the fastest growing economy in the country.

“Our state needs to grow at an average of 25 per cent growth rate per year and we have laid down some of the keys that would make us achieved this. We are targeting the real sector; job creation; poverty eradication, food security among others.

“We have various reforms such as reforming government institutions, tax reforms, energy reforms just to mention but a few,” he added.
Okubadejo, however, said that the state government had invested hugely in security to ensure investors operate in a safe environment.

In the same vein, Longe said the Investment Summit would be a platform for mutual collaboration between the state government and investors.

She identified Economic Development Clusters; Infrastructure and Agriculture as keys areas that would be focussed on during the two day event.

She further hinted that the website for registration for the Summit will be opened by 12 midnight of Friday, and urged investors to get registered for the programme.

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HON. PRINCE IDRIS BALOGUN THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR EGBE /IDIMU 2025 CHAIRMAN

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HON. PRINCE IDRIS BALOGUN THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR EGBE /IDIMU 2025 CHAIRMAN

 

 

For years, Prince Idris Balogun popularly refer to asOluomo Kafata and SLA to the Senate of the federal Republic of Nigeria has been a dedicated and loyal member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) political party, in Alimosho Lagos State, His unwavering loyalty to the party has been evident through his consistent hard work, services and dedication to serving the party and people of Alimosho especially Egbe idimuLCDA,his free ride of school children and masses over the years upon the fact it is coming from his personal earnings is a testimony of his large heart ,he has shown perseverance and resilience in the face of challenges, always working tirelessly to ensure victory for the party at all levels, improve the welfare of the residents and promote the development of the community.

His experience in serving the party couple with his philanthropic gestures in his community, Hon Prince Idris Balogun has proven himself to be a competent and capable leader. His track record of quality leadership is undeniable, as he has consistently prioritized the needs of the people and worked towards achieving tangible results that benefit the community as a whole.

As the 2025 chairmanship elections approach, now is the time to reward Oluomo Kafata for his years of dedicated service and commitment to APC. He has demonstrated his loyalty, perseverance, experience, and quality leadership, and it is only fitting that he is supported and endorsed for the upcoming chairmanship.

With Oluomo at the helm, the future of Egbe Idimu Local Government is in capable and trusted hands.

He his a Royal Prince of isheri Road who has identify with his community and well respected,a successful business man who fought gallantly for the welfare of his people and a family man.

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Breaking! Fire guts Christ Embassy headquarters in Lagos (Video)

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Breaking! Fire guts Christ Embassy headquarters in Lagos

Breaking! Fire guts Christ Embassy headquarters in Lagos

Sadly, the headquarters of the Christ Embassy Church, located in the Oregun area of Ikeja, Lagos State, reportedly caught fire on Sunday morning.

This was revealed in multiple videos from the scene shared on X.com on Sunday.

Officials of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service are also said to be at the scene in efforts to salvage the situation.

Sharing a video from the location, Augustine tweeting as Chief_Augustin1 on X.com wrote, “Christ Embassy Church on Billings Way, Oregun, is on fire.

“Serious fire is raging, and men of the Lagos State Fire Service are working hard to put it off. Thank God service hasn’t commenced fully.”

 

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Utsev: Harnessing Nigeria’s Water Resources For Economic Gains By Tolulope Adebayo

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Utsev: Harnessing Nigeria’s Water Resources For Economic Gains

By Tolulope Adebayo

 

Under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration, the Federal Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation has experienced a remarkable resurgence, led by the visionary leadership of Professor Joseph Terlumun Utsev. As the Honourable Minister of Water Resources, Utsev has leveraged his vast expertise and experience in water resources and environmental engineering to champion groundbreaking initiatives addressing the nation’s complex water challenges.

 

Utsev: Harnessing Nigeria's Water Resources For Economic Gains
By Tolulope Adebayo

 

Hailing from Buruku Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria, Professor Utsev boasts an impressive academic pedigree. He graduated with distinction from the Federal University of Agriculture (now JOSTUM), Makurdi, in 2004, earning a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering with Second Class Honours (Upper Division) as the best student in his cohort. He then pursued advanced studies at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, earning a Master’s degree in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering in 2007 and a PhD in the same field in 2011.

Professor Utsev’s illustrious career spans approximately 17 years, marked by distinguished tenures in academia and the engineering field. He has accumulated a wealth of experience and expertise, earning widespread recognition and acclaim as a consummate administrator and highly esteemed professional. A prolific scholar, he has authored approximately 40 scholarly papers published in esteemed national and international journals, solidifying his standing as a leading authority in his field.

As Minister of Water Resources, Utsev has drawn upon his extensive experience to address flooding and erosion across the country. His academic background and professional expertise have enabled him to devise innovative solutions addressing the root causes of these problems. His leadership has fostered a culture of inclusivity and effectiveness, characterized by a silent intellectual approach focused on results-driven initiatives and collaborative governance.

Professor Utsev’s most outstanding achievement yet has been his remarkable aptitude for augmenting and expanding existing initiatives, tailoring and refining them to harmonize with the pragmatic nuances of the situation. He has expertly recalibrated, adopted, or adapted policies to align with his visionary objectives for the water sector, demonstrating mastery of strategic adaptation and leadership.

Under his leadership, the Ministry of Water Resources has made significant progress in water infrastructure development, irrigation projects, and water supply expansion, enhancing the nation’s water security. His commitment to a water-secure Nigeria has led to the implementation of innovative technologies and sustainable practices, ensuring equal access to clean water and sanitation for all citizens.

Professor Utsev’s appointment as Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation marks a homecoming, with an expanded purview that affords him the opportunity to leverage his intellectual approach to governance, cultivating synergy and inclusivity among diverse stakeholders. Through his commitment to transparency and accountability, he has earned the esteem and trust of the Nigerian populace, inspiring confidence in the ministry’s programs and initiatives.

As a silent intellectual, Professor Utsev exemplifies leadership by example, dedicating himself selflessly to the service of the nation and its people. His efforts have begun to yield concrete results, positioning Nigeria for a brighter future where water resources are optimally harnessed for sustainable development, economic growth, and human betterment. His steadfast commitment to public service, combined with his legal acumen and expertise, makes him the perfect fit for President Tinubu’s administration.

As the nation marks the first anniversary of the Tinubu administration, Professor Utsev’s contributions to the water sector stand out as a testament to the transformative power of silent intellectual leadership, demonstrating the impact of dedication, expertise, and unwavering commitment to shaping a better Nigeria.

–Adebayo is a communication expert based in Badagry, Lagos.

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