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Lagos will be Africa’s model mega city by 2015 – Fashola

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The Lagos State Government has said it is going
to achieve its dream of making the state
“Africa’s model mega city” by 2015.
The government also stated that more private
sector investments from the international
community and locally were being attracted to
the state to create jobs and increase
productivity.
The spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce
and Industry, Jamiu Dosunmu, said this in a
statement on Tuesday.
Dosunmu said Governor Babatunde Fashola,
made the statement during the celebration of
the Lagos State Day at the just concluded
International Trade Fair.
According to him, Fashola observed that “the
mega city status of the state placed on it the
responsibility of developing strategies that would
help to harness public and private investments
in order to have a dynamic economy.”
Dosunmu also said Fashola described the theme
of the fair , “Promoting the Nigerian Economy as
a Preferred Investment Destination” as
appropriate.

Fashola also said that the influx of more
investment into the state would help to reduce
unemployment.
Fashola who was represented at the event by
the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr.
Wale Raji, said, “Although the state government
has developmental business plans in place,
massive business investment is still key to
keeping the leading role of the state as the
economic hub of the country and Africa.
“It is the desire of the state government to
continue to make life meaningful for investors
and formulate policies that will make business
thrives.”
The Commissioner for Commerce and Industry,
Mrs. Olusola Oworu, said the annual tradefair
event was an avenue for both small and big
business owners to showcase their products to
both the local and international community,
adding that the fair helps to promote “a healthy
and productive networking which had in turn
stimulated the demand for products and
services and ultimately facilitated the
enhancement of their productivity.”

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