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EKICCIMA boss laments poor investment

By Gbenga Ariyibi
ADO-EKITI—The  president, Ekiti Chambers of Commerce Industries, Mines and Agriculture, EKICCIMA, Chief Dipo Anisulowo has lamented the poor rate of investment in the state, just as he ruled out possibility of the state hosting any trade fair for now.
Anisulowo who was speaking with newsmen yesterday on the activities of EKICCIMA, expressed disappointment over the attitude of investors, noting that the people of the state were not ready to invest in business.

He stated that most of the private investors in the state were not cooperating with the chamber, saying that he took it upon himself to bail the members out by raising the initial working capital for the chamber, only for some people to mismanage it.

He however, lauded the initiative of the state government led by Engr Segun Oni for organising the recent Economic summit to which a number of people resident within and outside the country were invited to deliberate on how the private sector of the state economy could be developed.

The EKICCIMA boss said the state government gave the chambers the leeway at the summit to chat a way forward, but expressed disappointment at the way some of the people who filled the membership forms of the chambers treated him after leaving the state.

Expressing fear over the future of state economic development, he said he has observed that those who are putting money into the system were only interested in politics and not the development of the state.

His words, “People are self-centred. Those spending million on politics should invest the money in Ekiti economy.”

Explaining why the chambers had not organised Trade Fair in the state for some time, he said there was nothing to showcase in the state as there has not been any product manufactured in the state.


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