Amosun leads team to Indonesia

Gov. Ibikunle Amosun

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Abiodun Onafuye/ Abeokuta

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, western Nigeria, is now in Indonesia with some members of his executive council to participate in a week-long discussion with investors and top government officials in the South Asian country.

The team, comprising Commissioner of Works and Infrastructure, Arch. Olamilekan Adegbite; his counterpart in the Budget and Planning Ministry, Mrs. Oluwande Muoyo; Culture and Tourism Commissioner, Mrs. Yewande Amusan and Ayo Olubori of the Environment Ministry.

The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Alhaji Yussuph Olaniyonu, who disclosed this in a statement, added that some Special Advisers were part of the entourage.

“Special Advisers to the Governor on Trade and Investment, Mrs. Adenike Aboderin, her Housing counterpart, Arc. Segun Abiodun, Research and Documentation, Mr. Leke Adewolu and Special Assistant on Agriculture, Mrs. Tinuola Shopeju, are among those in the governor’s entourage to Surabaya, one of the provinces in Indonesia, where the governor will hold talks with investors in areas ranging from agriculture and forestry, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and tourism.

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“It will also explore possibility of co-operating with the Asians in using technology to enhance the production of Adire fabric on commercial basis for export markets,” the commissioner stated.

Olaniyonu disclosed further that Governor Amosun early today held a private meeting with the Governor of Surabaya, Dr. H. Soekarwo, adding that both men will this weekend sign a joint memorandum, signifying the beginning of co-operation between the two on several issues.

Amosun and his team would also participate in a business forum to be attended by leading Indonesian industrialists and it will afford the Ogun State team the opportunity to showcase what makes the State the gateway to opportunities in Nigeria and at the moment, a choice destination for investors around the world.

Surabaya, the second largest city in Indonesia and a major industrial centre and port covers an area of 47,922 km2 with a population of 37,476,000.

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