President Goodluck Jonathan has endorsed the economic plan of the Senator Ibikunle Amosun administration in Ogun State, pledging the readiness of the Federal Government to partner with the state government in its rebuilding mission.
Speaking at the commissioning of the Procter and Gamble multimillion dollar plant in Agbara, Ogun State, Jonathan, who was represented by the Vice President, Arc Sambo affirmed that the Amosun-led administration is creating a conducive environment for business to thrive in the state.
“I believe Ogun State is an industrial developed state in this country. We will partner with you, we will work with you based on synergies and policies that allow for business to thrive”, he said.
The President revealed that the contract for the construction of a standard guage fast train that will connect Lagos through Ogun State to Ibadan has been awarded, adding that, “Olorunsogo Power Plant in Ogun has been successfully completed and privatised.
While pointing out that plans for the long awaited Lagos-Sokoto Road had reached an advanced stage, the president emphasised that, its designs are being completed and the work will be executed under the Public Private Partnership.
“Federal Government was building an additional power transmission system as well as investing in development of gas infrastructure to support the efforts of the state government.
In his remarks, Amosun disclosed that the commissioning was the 43rd he would be performing in less than three years of his administration, stating that, the newly commissioned multi million dollar investment would create 2000 direct and indirect job opportunities for the people of the state.
He charged all companies resident in the state to be up and doing in their Corporate Social Responsibility to their host communities while reiterating that his administration would not shirk in its responsibility in providing security and enabling environment for investors.