Wed, Jan

Edo state Deputy Governor, Rt Hon Philip Shaibu has said that the state is safe and conducive enough for investors to break even.
Hon Shaibu gave the assurance when he received yesterday when a delegation of Chinese investors who paid official visit to government House in Benin yesterday.
The Deputy Governor who received the visitors on behalf of Governor Godwin Obaseki implored the Chinese investors led by the chairman of Skyrun Corporation Mr Xie Shao to explore Energy and Power, and Agricultural environment of the state, noted that Edo, apart from its peaceful nature is endowed with vast fertile land, huge natural and human resources enough to encourage large scale Investment.
He told the visitors that the state government is already creating the enabling environment for both local and foreign businesses to thrive with emphasis on security, energy and Power.
He re-emphasized that the Governor is committed to reducing unemployment drastically, adding that the 500, 000 jobs promised by the government was a reality.
In his address, leader of the Chinese investors group and chairman of Skyrun Corporation, Mr Xie Shao said their visit was to intimate the Governor with their interest and plans to explore the expansive Edo business environment.
Shao specifically indicated interest in manufacturing and Agriculture. He told the Deputy Governor that they want to start the manufacturing of home applainces in the state.
Also speaking, the National coordinator, Nigeria-China Business Council, Chief Matthew Uwaekwe who was on Shao’s entourage said that the Chinese company has been doing business in Nigeria over ten years, assuring that Edo is their new destination.

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