The outgoing Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, has declared that he inherited a failed state from his predecessor in 2011.
Amosun disclosed that on assumption of office in 2011, his administration met a state that was characterised by a poor economy, deplorable infrastructure and insecurity, which discouraged investors.
Represented by Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Taiwo Adeoluwa, at a press conference to launch Ogun State Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency in Abeokuta, the st ate capital, the Governor said unlike him, his successor, Dapo Abiodun will inherit an economically viable state.
“When we came in 2011, Ogun State appeared to have failed as a State. Investors were running away from the State because of the high level of insecurity in the State but today, the State is ranked 4th on the list of State with the ease of doing business.
“As at the last count, our activities as a government has attracted 473 mega companies which some investing as much as N2billion. Not only that, we took the IGR of the State from the paltry sum of N700million to N7billion per month.
“But we are not relenting on all these achievements. We know we have been very successful, but we need to consolidate on the success we have achieved and that is why we are establishing this agency.”