I inherited failure in Ogun state - Governor Amosun

I inherited failure in Ogun state - Governor Amosun

- The governor of Ogun, Ibikunle Amosun, has disclosed some of the achievements his administration has brought to the state

- Amosun mentioned that in his government there has been an increase in Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) with an improvement in the ease of doing business

- However, he said that he inherited a failed state when he took over power from his predecessor

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun, has said that he inherited a state that was not working in all sectors.

Governor Amosun said that the state he took over had nothing to be desired in terms of economy, infrastructure and security, all of which affected investments.

Speaking through the secretary to the state government, Taiwo Adeoluwa, he said that the governor-elect, Dapo Abiodun, will inherit a vibrant economy, The Cable reports.

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The governor listed some of his achievements during his administration as increase in Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state and the ease of transacting business in the state.

Amosun said: “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.

“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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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the immediate past governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose, mocked Amosun over the defeat of his candidate in the Ogun state governorship election.

Ibikunle Amosun is of the APC but he supported his political protégé, Adekunle Akinlade, of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in the election.

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