Kogi State Governor, Captain Idris Wada, has stated that Kogi State is on the verge of becoming an investment destination with its vast arable land, rich alluvial soil and blessed with several resources as opportunities.
The Governor who was represented by his Deputy, Yomi Awoniyi, made the assertion at a dinner in honour of members of the National Defence College Nigeria, Abuja Course 23 who where on a study tour to the State.
Capt Wada described the thrust of his administration to cover all sectors, but with much emphasis on Agriculture, Infrastructural development, good governance, human capital development, especially in the area of education and health, added that the theme of the study tour “socio-economic development through urban renewal” has a convergence that is quiet germane to that of the vision of the present administration in the state.
Capt Wada called on those who are yet to take the advantage the state present for doing business to take advantage of the state’s friendly environment to do business in the state.
The Governor urged investors who are yet to make up their minds on where to invest, to take the advantage of the investor disposition the state government offers, disclosing that the Kogi is now an investors haven.
In his welcome address, Commodore Matty Abdullahi (rtd), Special Adviser to the Kogi State Governor on Security Matters, said the findings and recommendations arising from the research by the National Defense College participants, would complement the information available to the state government in its quest for rural and urban renewal.
Responding on behalf of the course 23 participants, Air Commodore Kingsley Lar, said Kogi State holds tremendous opportunities of becoming one of the greatest state in Nigeria.
Lar said the tour offered the participants the opportunity to see how the government utilizes urban renewal to improve socio-economic development of the state, and commended the focused leadership of the present administration in taping the state’s rich resources for the good of the people.