Thursday, September 15, 2016

Okowa Assures Delta State Residents Of Business Opportunities

The Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has assured citizens of the state that business opportunities will abound, through the high return of investments and international investors.

The governor made this known while delivering a lecture titled, “Public policy & governance in Delta State: opportunities & challenges” at a ‘dialogue with Public Policy Makers’ Programme organized by the Lagos Business School and Nigerian Economic Summit Group.
According to GDP rebase of 2013, Delta State has an economy size of $24.6b making it the fourth largest economy in the country
Unemployment, underemployment, stands at 27.2 per cent in 2014 and that’s also according to the National Bureau of Statistics
The essence of the lecture is a bid to address the economic challenges of the state, majorly caused by the fall in the price of oil.
Governor Okowa says his administration has come up with policies that provides the road map to drive rapid infrastructural development; ensure and sustain inclusive economic growth and sustainable development; reduce the worrisome high level of youth unemployment and pervasive poverty
The governor also added that as the state moves to reduce its dependence on crude oil, his administration would build on the efforts of the past administration to strengthen the enabling environment for investments to thrive in the agriculture and other sectors of the state economy

Representing the Dean, Lagos Business School, Dr. Chris Ogbechie reiterates the commitment of the Lagos Business school in partnership with the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, to continue to engage with Public Sector Policy Makers in proffering solutions to developmental challenges in a growing economy like Nigeria.

Source: Channels TV


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