Ogun state government has expressed her readiness to partner with business Investors and stakeholders in different fields, to enable her achieve the aims of attracting more investors to come and invest in the state, through its Investment Promotion Council initiative which would be headed by an Investment banker.
The Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele who stated this while playing host to the management team of Gateway Mortgage Bank, led by the Managing Director, Mr Olawale Osisanya, said the present administration in the state, led by Prince Dapo Abiodun, would leave no stone unturned towards broadening investments in the state.
“Attracting more investors in the state would not only boost the state Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) but also increase demand for both residential and commercial purposes in real estate and property development” she said .
On the expansion of branches and other challenges, the bank is facing, she pledged government support in order to actualize its dream, charging the management to join hands with allied agencies in the housing sectors to help provide affordable housing units by coming to the aid of prospective home owners through its various loan facilities.
Earlier in his remarks, the MD/CEO Gateway Mortgage Bank, Mr Olawale Osisanya congratulated the Governor and his Deputy for their victory, saying many were called but few were chosen.
He said the bank now has three branches, in Abeokuta, Ota and Mowe-Ibafo areas adding that the bank is doing everything possible to increase its network so that more people can have access to Gateway Mortgage bank.
“We have applied for additional branches from Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to be situated in Sagamu, Ilaro and Ifo. We also have about 54 members of staff across the state at Points of Payment (POP) who move round to make transactions with people especially where are there were no banking facilities’’ he said.