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Obaseki strengthens ties with German govt for investments in Edo

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, is in talks with key Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) of the German Government to discuss areas of mutual collaboration, highlighting untapped investment opportunities in different sectors of the state’s economy, including agriculture, healthcare, technology and education, among others.

The series of meetings being held in Germany are facilitated by GIZ-Skye, aimed at strengthening existing partnerships between the two governments in job creation, youth development, arts and culture as well as investments in industries and the productive sector.

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The governor also met with the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DHK) to discuss areas of partnership for investment and employment promotion in Edo State.

He is expected to be meeting with senior officials of the German government to foster relations between Edo State and Germany.

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The Edo State Government’s development agency, EdoJobs has continued to sustain partnership with the German government through its GIZ-Skye programme, with the state leveraging the opportunity of the collaboration to positively engage its youth population, building their capacity to drive productivity and providing needed support for socio-economic growth and development.

Obaseki’s visit to Germany is the latest of the series of investment trips embarked on by the Governor to attract investments into the state to grow its economy.

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The governor was at the 2022 Doha Forum in Qatar to showcase business and investment opportunities in Edo, rallying investors to take advantage of the business-friendly environment as well as incentives provided by his administration in the state to invest in new frontiers.

He was also at this year’s Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) in Dubai, with his pitch for investments in the Benin River Port, the Enterprise Park, and the Benin Inland Container Depot/Dry Port, among other big-ticket projects, in a drive to deepen development and open up the state’s economy for productivity and industrialization, among several others.