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How I Inherited A ‘Failed’ State From Gbenga Daniel – Amosun



Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has alleged that he inherited a failed state from his predecessor, Gbenga Daniel in 2011.

He said that investors were afraid to invest due to a poor economy, deplorable infrastructure and insecurity in the state.

Amosun, represented by the secretary to the state government, Taiwo Adeoluwa made this known at a press conference to launch Ogun State Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency.

He said the governor-elect of the state, Dapo Abiodun, luckily would inherit an economically viable state.

He stated some of his achievements, saying “When we came in 2011, Ogun State appeared to have failed as a State. Investors were running away from the State because of the high level of insecurity in the State but today, the State is ranked 4th on the list of State with the ease of doing business,”He was quoted as saying.

“As at the last count, our activities as a government has attracted 473 mega companies which some investing as much as N2billion. Not only that, we took the IGR of the State from the paltry sum of N700million to N7billion per month.

“But we are not relenting on all these achievements. We know we have been very successful, but we need to consolidate on the success we have achieved and that is why we are establishing this agency.”

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