Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki (2nd right); His Deputy, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu (right); Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte Africa, Lwazi Bam (2nd left) and the Operations Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, Jaguar Land Rover, Nigel Clark (left) at the Automotive Investment Forum, at the Banquet Hall, Government House, in Benin City, on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki (2nd right); His Deputy, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu (right); Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte Africa, Lwazi Bam (2nd left) and the Operations Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, Jaguar Land Rover, Nigel Clark (left) at the Automotive Investment Forum, at the Banquet Hall, Government House, in Benin City, on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Naijapolice.com

Gov. Obaseki takes the automotive sector in Edo state to the next level! Featured

Business & Economy / Friday, 06 July 2018 00:33

Edo state is no doubt the heart beat of Nigeria. And from it comes a governor who believes boosting the automotive sector among other things will definitely influence the state to become an industrial hub and a major investment corridor for global investors to come invest in the state.

Therefore, in a bid to achieve his aim, Gov. Obaseki invited 36 CEO(S) of global leading auto brands recently, ranging from Ford, Jaguar, Toyota, Nissan, Volkswagen, Bosch, BMW amongst others to benin city, the capital city of Edo state. All these he said are part of his efforts to boost the vast economic bearings in the global auto industry through state economic diversification strategy.
 
This follows the fact that CEO(S) from Germany, Japan, America, Britain and other European top range cars manufacturing companies converged at the state's capital, Benin city on Wednesday.
 
He also said this is part of the market oriented reform of his administration for the people of Edo state. The one day event focused on the auto sector and the opportunities it brings for investors as well as people of Edo state. The event also recorded a lot of business men and women identifying with the concept.
This forum follows a recent $500million auto assembly plant deal with the Chinese investors by the Edo state government. They also took a look at the auto trading site on Sapele road as well as  the future trading site at the industrial park, still on Sapele road.
 
Against this background, Gov Obaseki have invited these CEO(S) to relocate their assembly plants to the capital city, benin, since it is investor- friendly climate and environment. After this one forum, it is hoping that Edo state automotive sector will boost more for job creation and sourcing local raw materials for the people of the state.
 
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