Alaghodaro 2023: Obaseki leveraging Edo’s comparative advantage to drive devt across sectors, says Dangote

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The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has said Edo State has comparative advantage over every other State in the area of agriculture and agro-processing as well as culture and tourism, noting that the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration has repositioned the State, leveraging its comparative advantage to drive growth and development across all sectors.

Aliko who is the keynote speaker at the 2023 Alaghodaro Investment Summit taking place in Benin City, the Edo State capital, commended the governor for his government’s business-friendly reforms that have continued to spur the influx of investors into the State.

Africa’s richest person, who was represented by the Dangote Group’s Managing Director, Mr. Olakunle Alake, said the safety and security as well as reforms in the agriculture and tourism sectors have repositioned Edo State as a tourist hub and an investors’ haven.

He said, “Edo State has comparative advantage over every other State in the area of agriculture and agro-processing as well as tourism sectors.

Investments are coming into Edo State because of the friendly environment created by the governor for investors and today, Edo has become an investment destination.

“The State boasts of tourist sites across various locations in the State and the State Government has taken advantage of it to turn the State into a tourism hub.”

Dangote added, “The ease of doing business in Edo State is the point of attraction for investors to invest in various locations as infrastructure plays a major role in ease of doing business in the State.

“The State is also secured and it has promoted many investors to invest in the State and this has gone a long way to grow the economy of Edo State.”