Ogun the new home of innovation economy

Ogun the new home of innovation economy

*Leveraging on Wealth of experience* Some percentage of the people have misconstrued Prince Dapo Abiodun has a governor who doesn't really have a grasp of what governance is all about but alas, he is a leader who do not belief in personal aggrandisement/noise making or clout chasing.

He is a silent achiever who believes in doing the needful within available resources and leveraging on his wealth of experience from the business sphere by entering into partnership agreement with multinational corporations to better the lot of Ogun state and by extention opening the state up for FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) with the latest being the facilitation of Nigeria's first Silicon Valley through Getfunded Africa a Pan-African venture service platform that has helped African startups, investors, corporate and government bodies to raise over $150m in 2021.

*Partnership already yielding fruit* Speaking, the Commissioner for Finance and Chief Economic Adviser to the governor, Dapo Okubadejo, said the partnership was already yielding fruit as 20 startups are in the process of relocating to Ogun TechHub in Abeokuta.

"The first batch of 20 startups cut across Fintech, Agritech, Healthtech, Software Development, Training and Talent recruitment from Nigeria, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, (UAE), Kenya and Germany. GetFundedAfrica will make available the fund raising, mentorship, among others while Ogun state will support with visa, insurance, office spaces, utilities and more" Okubadejo said.

While speaking on the partnership, Special Adviser to the governor on ICT, Dayo Abiodun, emphasized that the Ogun State government is focused on Chief Commercial Officer, GetFundedAfrica, Tunji Oke, hinted that in the next 36 months, no fewer than 400 startups from across Africa would be brought to the state towards unlocking billions of dollars in the innovation economy. "The partnership would boost the socio-economic system of the state.