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Makinde targets foreign investment at London Summit

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The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, who won his re-election recently, has announced plans to further expand the state’s economy, by attracting more diaspora investors through a global investment drive.

In pursuit of this objective, Governor Makinde will deliver a keynote address at the Oyo International Business Summit 2023. The summit will take place on May 19 at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington, located at 4-18 Harrington Gardens, South Kensington, London SW7 4LH.

The summit with the theme “Accessing the Pioneer Advantage to Sustainable Investments in Oyo State”, is aimed at bringing together key actors in the agribusiness, solid minerals & mining, tourism, sustainable energy, and infrastructure sectors to discuss investment opportunities in these areas through private investment ventures (PIV), public-private partnerships (PPP), and public-private-development partnership (PPDP) models in the State.

According to Peter Eledan, Business Summit Director, the summit is the first of its kind beyond the shores of Oyo State, adding, “The event will bring together high-profile key decision-makers, including CEOs and investors, from around the world.”

He stressed that Governor Makinde is keen to develop a smart city and environmentally friendly green industry and would be meeting with senior executives of companies with business interests in the State during the summit.

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“The summit will also provide potential investors and stakeholders with a platform to better understand investment opportunities and how to harness them to generate sustainable growth for Oyo State while providing investors with high returns on their investment(s). The state is booming, and it is time to invest in the State, an ideal future investment destination in Nigeria,” Eledan added.

Seyi Makinde, through the implementation of business-friendly policies, aims to foster sustainable development and economic growth in the state. The upcoming summit provides an ideal opportunity for investors and businesses to connect, fostering valuable relationships that can lead to long-term partnerships and successful investments in Oyo State.

“The Oyo International Business Summit 2023 marks the beginning of Omituntun 2.0, a programme dubbed sustainable development. It is an ideal strategy to kick-start the second term of Governor Makinde, which promises to be fruitful for the betterment of the state and its citizens,” he added.