The Sigvent Group, a consortium of agriculture and solid minerals companies have concluded preparations to host an investment summit in Lagos.
Sigvent Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Chief Benjamin Onigbinde, who dropped the hint in Abuja during the week, said the summit was conceived as a private sector initiative to mobilize and develop value chain for selected strategic industries in South-western Nigeria in general and in Ogbomoso in particular.
According to Onigbinde, the event slated for August 24, 2023, at the Commerce House, Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island, would serve as a follow-up to the inaugural ‘Ogbomoso Economic and Investment Summit’ which was held in November last year.
Themed ‘Exploring Economic and Investment Potentials of Ogbomosoland’ the week-long ensemble, is billed to provide participants the opportunity to engage, collaborate and Invest in the agricultural and solid minerals sector.
“We expect that the event will create a value chain of connectivity with the Lagos economy in agriculture and industrial inputs. It will also address typical salient issues in economic development of the second largest economy in Oyo State; provide expert insight into the key opportunities and challenges; the roles that the government can play in creating enabling environment to support investment networking; and build sustainable connected economy.
“The focus of the summit will also promote investment in Agriculture through development of Agriculture Processing Zone, SMEs in Industrial, Medical Tourism, Mining and Solid Minerals as well as Vehicle Transit Area”, Onigbinde disclosed, adding that In order to achieve this without necessarily putting much pressure on the government, “we need to attract both local and foreign Investors, engage and collaborate with government development agencies, as the case may be”, Onigbide, remarked