Feb. 13 (THEWILL) — Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has embarked on visits to Egypt and Ethiopia to attract foreign investment in electricity and telecommunications services to the state.
This was just as the Ogun State government entered into a partnership with a private internet company, AOA Windscreen Limited, to improve its delivery of waste management services to residents through digital payment platforms.
Abiodun, who visited Ethiopian Industry Minister Ato Melaku Alebal in Addis Ababa and two Egyptian companies, said Ogun was looking for partnership in the field of trade and investment of the two African countries.
He added that he had met with Elsewedy Group Chairman and CEO, Ahmed El Sewedy and Business Development Manager – Áfríkà for Wadi Degla Holding, Peter Emil, to facilitate investments in the state.
The governor mentioned the required investment areas of the Elsewedy Group to include healthcare, industrial park development, real estate, network and management of intelligent transport systems, toll systems and the transport sector. ‘energy.
He also sought other investment opportunities from Áfríkà for Wadi Degla Holding, a multi-company conglomerate in real estate, telecommunications and sports services.
Abiodun, who was accompanied by Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, Nigerian Minister of Agriculture, stressed that his visit was also aimed at assessing the benefits and opportunities for collaboration in the Special Agricultural Transformation Zones (SAPZs) which are a product of Africa Development Bank.
He said: “The group is the largest producer of prepaid meters in the world. After this meeting, the investment team will be hosted in Ogun State to further assess and structure these investment opportunities, after which the Chairman and CEO of Elsewedy Group, Ahmed El Sewedy, who was on site to receive us, will come to Ogun to sign a document in these areas and sign the relevant definitive transaction agreements on these investments”.
Regarding the provision of waste management services in the state, the Chief Executive Officer of Ogun State Management Authority (OGWAMA), Mr. Ola Oresanya disclosed during a meeting with the company authority in Abeokuta, the state capital.
Oresanya said digital payment, which comes in the form of e-invoicing, e-payment and e-receipt, will bring waste management closer to the people and eliminate difficulties in the process of paying for waste management services. .
He said the new innovation is part of the state government’s ongoing waste management reforms to provide door-to-door payment service opportunities to residents after proper census.
The Special Adviser urged households, commercial and industrial outlets, which had incorporated waste management payment reforms, to leverage innovation for more efficient and stress-free service delivery.