A group of local and foreign investors now target Lagos state as their new investment hub.
The investors on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, met with the Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode where they expressed their readiness to partner with the state government on infrastructural development.
The meeting held at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, had directors and team leaders of top multinationals in attendance including Julius Berger, JP Morgan, Wested Group, Contraco Nigeria, among others.
Director of Julius Berger, Mutiu Sunmonu who spoke with Government House Correspondents shortly after the meeting, said the session with the Governor was fruitful, just as he expressed optimism that it would go a long way to define the way the state government intends to go in boosting its economy.
“I could say that the governor has very bold steps and very bold ideas for Lagos state. This interactive session has also opened the way for further discussions such that we can actualise some of the projects that we have discussed today. I think it’s really a thing of pride that His Excellency has opened his door for investors”, he said.
On his part, the Managing Director, Senior Country Officer for JP Morgan in Nigeria, Oluwatosin Adewuyi commended the Governor for convening the meeting, saying his company is excited to partner the state government in achieving its economic goals.
He added that it would go a long way to enhance the confidence of investors to put their money in projects that would improve the lives of the citizenry.
“I’m very excited, some bold and creative plans and I believe that is actually what is required in the next decade in Lagos. It’s always refreshing to spend time with the Governor who understands financing, and he does. It was two hours well spent and its best for us to move Lagos forward.