Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, said that the state has become an investment destination of choice in Nigeria.
Governor Abiodun who said this in an interview with The News, stressed that this was made possible by the creative policies of exploring the potentials of the state.
He said, “As it stands today, and without doubt, Ogun State has become an investment destination of choice in Nigeria, and that is made possible because of our creative policy of exploring the inherent comparative advantage of our geographical location as the only neighbour that Lagos State has.”
He explained that the state has become the New Jersey of Nigeria, adding that what New Jersey is to New York is what Ogun State is to Lagos State.
While explaining the advantages the state has, the governor reiterated that the state serves as an access point to connect to other states.
In his words, “Lagos State is the fifth largest economy on the continent of Africa. It remains the economic capital of Nigeria and the financial nerve centre, and being the only neighbour Lagos State has, we are what I would describe as the New Jersey of Nigeria. What New Jersey is to New York is what Ogun State is to Lagos State. So, we represent the overflow of Lagos. Ogun State is 16,000 square kilometres in size. We are about four times the size of Lagos State; we have an expansive land size. Also, you can’t go to any part of the country without going through Ogun State, either by land or sea or air. So, that in itself represents our comparative advantage over other states.”