Small Scale enterprises in Ogun State would soon get support from Ecobank especially in the areas of financing. Mrs.Â Morenike Adepoju, executive director of the bank stated this when she led some senior officials of the bank to a business meeting with officials of the state government.
Speaking while addressing the State Executive Council presided over by Governor Gbenga Daniel, Mrs. Adepoju said going by the phenomenal leap in the internally generated revenue of the state and other indices of growth, Ecobank was ready to partner with the government to drive the growth for the benefit of the people.
She said since the state has continued to record growth in various sectors ,her bank would explore various options to give support.
She said the bank was ready to give matching grants and also support enterprises in agriculture, transport, housing and health. Mrs. Adepoju, who lauded the developmental programmes of the Daniel administrations, also expressed the readiness of her bank to explore opportunities in the ongoing redevelopment of the Abeokuta City Centre. She said from what her bank has seen, Ogun has tremendous economic potentials which the government is harnessing for the benefit of the people.
Responding, Daniel said Ogun has become the state with the fastest growing economy in the country a factor he attributed to the sound economic policies and initiatives of his administration. . He advised potential investors to move quickly to take advantage of the many opportunities that abound especially in the free trade zones, industrialÂ parks and the deep sea port.
In a related development Daniel has appealed to the authorities of the Nigerian Navy to establish an operational base at the site of the Deep Sea Port in Ogun Waterside Local Government and also at the Dahomey Basin in Ipokia Local Government area of the State.
The governor told the visiting Flag Officer Commanding the Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Ola SaheedÂ Ibrahim,Â that the two locations were vital to the economic interest of the country as there are verifiable proofs of the abundance of crude oil in the region.