30 July 2021 By Ohikwo Muhammad, .
Kogi State Government has reiterated its Commitment to strengthen policies and structures necessary to promote investment in the state.
The State Commissioner for Finance, Budget, and Economic planning, Asiwaju Ashiru Idris stated this at the Government House, Lokoja while speaking with Newsmen after a meeting with a delegation of partners from the State of Delaware, United States.
Ashiru who gave an assurance that the administration of Yahaya Bello was not relenting in ensuring the safety of lives and investments called on investors across the world to tap into the abundant potential in Kogi State
According to him, the Governor has put in place an institutional framework which includes the setting up a formidable State Economic Advisory Council as well as the Kogi State Investment Promotion Agency.
The Kogi State Project Coordinator of Delaware Africa Caribbean Coalition, DACC, Dr. Eunice Gwanmesia said they were in Kogi to explore areas of collaboration in Agriculture, Education, Healthcare and youth empowerment.
While acknowledging the huge human and natural resources abound in Kogi State,Dr. Gwanmesia enjoined all parties to work together to ensure accountability.
Also speaking, the President of DACC who led the delegation to Nigeria, Mr. Thomas Hne Grant stressed the need for every citizen to play their part rightly.
He particularly advised youths to take advantage of the ICT subsector and use it to change the narrative of the state and the country in the global space.
Delaware Africa Caribbeann Coalition is a charitable organization made up of Africans with the aim of linking their countries of birth with the State of Delaware in order to uplift and empower Africans.