Kwara State Government Investment drive is to attract investments worth N30billion to the state through Public Private Partnership in key sectors between now and 2019.
The State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed, who identified the crucial investment sectors as including manufacturing, power, health, energy and aviation also said the mineral sector is to attract N1.5b worth new investments within the same period.
Governor Ahmed said this at the ground breaking of the Hub, an initiative of Harmony Investment and Property Development Company Ltd, a subsidiary of the state government owed Harmony Holdings Ltd.
The governor, who also called for the encouragement of investment in Agriculture, Housing and Financial services to increase the state’s revenue base and create jobs, however premised the state’s drive for investment inflow on federal government policy, stable monetary climate and appropriate incentives.
Dr Ahmed appealed to the people of the State and other public commentators on the management and ownership of government properties to refrain from creating a negative perception about such assets.
“On our part, we will continue to provide an enabling environment for business to thrive in the state through business friendly policies and sustained infrastructure development”, the governor promised.
The Group Managing Director, Harmony Holdings Ltd, Mr Tope Dramola said the Hub is designed for the promotion of enterprise in the State.
Mr Daramola said the edifice, with 64 outlets, will provide opportunity for middle class business to thrive with offices for professionals like architects, lawyers stock brokers, shops and show rooms for business.