The Government of Edo State has signed on three co-developers for the development of the Benin Industrial Park, as a projected 1000 companies are expected to be hosted at the facility on completion.
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki said this while speaking at the Edo State Youth Leadership Summit 2018 themed: “Switch: A transition in Excellence in Selfless Leadership”.
The governor said that his administration is focused on developing and providing opportunities for youths. He added that reforms in the state have created a conducive environment for youths to utilise their potentials and contribute their quota to the development of the state and the nation at large. Obaseki said his government is implementing policies to create a friendly atmosphere, which is attracting investment that would create the 200,000 jobs he promised Edo people. ‘When the park is ready, we will have over 1,000 companies in that park, generating an excess of $3 billion annually.”
According to him the state was building youths’ capacity to exploit opportunities in the state, noting that in the last 16 months, his government has created about 60,000 jobs in Agriculture, infastructure, and industries.