By Adedeji Fatimah
Oyo State government has made public, the its readiness to partner the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) towards revamping the industrial sector of the State.
The State administration had recently called on the public to participate in partnering the government towards revamping most of its moribund industries which include manufacturing, agricultural, lands and many other assets.
The Director General, Oyo State Investment and Public-Private Partnership (OYSIPPP), Hon Segun Ogunwuyi said this in Ibadan on Thursday while playing host to the Executive Secretary, Manufacturers’ Association of Nigeria (MAN) at his office.
Ogunwuyi, who was represented by the Coordinating Director of the Agency, Mr. Akinola Makinde, asserted that the State has positioned itself in readiness for industrial growth by making available, all the needed variables like good road network, secured environment as well as opened up the agricultural sector, calling on the manufacturing association to partner with the administration for the progress of Oyo State.
“We are delighted to inform you that Oyo State has made available all required variables that drive industrialization of a State, be it good road network, security of lives and properties and empowerment of the citizens in small scale businesses and in agriculture.
“We know what a potential investor wants in an environment and that is what this present administration has been putting in place since its inception, there are ongoing road networks across the State that will make transportation of goods and people less stressful, workers can heave a sigh of relieve because of our free education policy and our youths are no more idle, they are into agriculture or small scale businesses.
“Most of the moribund assets of the State are being revamped to create wealth and job opportunities for the people and we seek the support of MAN to make this achievements sustainable,” he maintained.
In his statement, the Executive Secretary, MAN (Southwest), covering Oyo, Osun, Ondo and Ekiti, Mr. Nanzing Rinder promised to make sure the Association key into the vision of the state government.
Rinder said MAN remained the best development partner in order to advance in the manufacturing industry, stressing that the establishment of the Association was motivated by the desire to have a focal point of communication and consultation between industry on the one hand, and the government and general public on the other.