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Ogun State - Nigeria's Emerging Industrial Capital by scholes0(m): 9:00pm On May 18, 2015
******* [size=14pt]Ogun state, Nigeria's newest Industrial Juggernaut[/size] *******

It began as a trickle, but now, it is no more news, that Ogun state in South-Western Nigeria is the new juggernaut in the fields of Industry and Academic institutions. It can be said that the state is currently experiencing an unprecedented industrial revolution, as an ever increasing stream of Companies, Industries and firms are beginning to site production plants, Warehouses and all kind of facilities in the state, From Dangote's Ibeshe plant (The largest in Africa), to various new Industrial and Power plants in the state, the new manufacturing plants that have commenced production in Ogun State belong to the biggest industrial concerns in the world, and are by no means minnow.. A former governor of Ogun State once described Lagos State as being attached to the belly of Ogun State. This description is reasonably apt, considering that Ogun is geographically the only or closest neighbor to Lagos, with both states conjoined through a vast borderline.- And the increasingly important role Lagos is playing in Nigeria and Africa, is beginning to Yield dividends in no small measure, for its much more endowed and bigger neighbor (ogun). The Huge metropolis that is Lagos has also spilled into Ogun state on many fronts, and state boundaries have blurred out.

While Lagos is undoubtedly ahead as the main station in terms of the service industry establishments, where the headquarters of banks, major business concerns and also the Stock Exchange and other financial centres are located, Ogun has also been accelerating towards emerging as the centre of industrial activities. Presently, investors in the manufacturing sector actually consider Ogun State a more alluring and conducive site for their activities. These investors have been drifting into the state at an unprecedented rate in the last three years, From the Sango Otta axis to Agbara, Ewekoro, Ibese, Ifo, Ibafo, Magboro and Sagamu, where numerous major manufacturing firms have registered their presence.

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Re: Ogun State - Nigeria's Emerging Industrial Capital by scholes0(m): 9:18pm On May 18, 2015
[size=15pt]W[/size]hile some of these firms are new entrants, others consist of manufacturing concerns which have decided to start producing from Ogun in facilities sprouting in all directions in the state. In 2012, Procter and Gamble, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer goods, chose Agbara, Ogun State, as the appropriate site to build a $300 million plant. The company remains to date, the biggest Non oil Investment in Nigeria. Nestle, another big-time player, has a huge plant around the Papalanto section of the Lagos-Sagamu interchange. Other firms, which are by no means minnows, that have stationed their big plants to produce from Sango Ota, which is home to a cluster of industries in Ogun State, are Drugfield, Kolorkote, Fidson, Intercontinental Distillers, Pure Chemicals, Fine Chemicals, Farmex Mayer, Shonghai Packaging, Eagle Packaging, Leady Pharma, May and Baker, Nycil Ltd., Honda Nigeria Plc, and Assometal.
Others include Nigeria Foundry Ltd., Dufil Indomie, Federated Steel Mills, Tower Aluminium, Nigerian Breweries, Nigerian German Chemical and Obasanjo Farms. [size=13pt]And especially the US$380 Million integrated steel mill in Shagamu[/size], which is ranked one of the largest private sector investments in Nigeria’s steel sector.

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Re: Ogun State - Nigeria's Emerging Industrial Capital by scholes0(m): 9:24pm On May 18, 2015
It has been a win-win development for both the industrialists and the Ogun State Government. While the manufacturers have enjoyed seamless production in the state, courtesy of advantages being located in the state guarantees, the state government has also witnessed a boost in its Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, that has reached unprecedentedly high levels, in the last two years
New entrants include WEMPCO Steel Mills, and the multi-billion naira AADL ethanol manufacturing plant-one of Africa's largest at Igbesa, Ogun State.
At the P&G plant commissioning ceremony, the governor, in an upbeat mood, announced that despite the massive project being the 43rd since the inception of his administration,[size=13pt] 20 others were already on the waiting list. The optimistic governor’s target is to commission 100 industries in the state before May, 2015.[/size]

Another attraction for investors mentioned by Adegbite is that Ogun State sits on a gas pipeline. “Although Lagos State also has gas pipelines in some parts, Ogun has pipelines in Agbara and Ota, which are two big industrial areas, and if you don’t want to rely on privatised Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN’s electricity, you can rely on that,” he said. Manufacturers in Ogun State, with plants situated close to the available independent power suppliers thriving on their proximity to gas pipelines, have the choice of being powered by such IPPs. This alternative to the power supply from Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company for Ogun State translates to a more reliable source of electricity, and seamless manufacturing process, drawing more industrial firms to the state. Such off-grid power producers in Ogun State include Coronation Power and Gas Limited with a 20MW facility, situated in Sango Ota and Tower Power Utility Ltd., which also generates 20MW and operates at Sango Ota. Ewekoro Power Ltd, with an off-grid generation capacity of 12.5MW, is also sited in Ewekoro, Ogun State., Lafarge Wapco's 60MW power station in Ewekoro

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Re: Ogun State - Nigeria's Emerging Industrial Capital by Noneroone(m): 9:28pm On May 18, 2015
Stop duplicating ur posts please grin

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Re: Ogun State - Nigeria's Emerging Industrial Capital by theV0ice: 9:29pm On May 18, 2015
This is very nice grin

Ogun state is really moving fast grin

I pray the country experiences a rebirth of our moribund manufacturing sector and wish those who left e.g Dunlop and Michelin will bring their businesses back

God bless Nigeria

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Re: Ogun State - Nigeria's Emerging Industrial Capital by Maxymilliano(m): 9:31pm On May 18, 2015
Ogun State has always been choice destination for investors ...

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Re: Ogun State - Nigeria's Emerging Industrial Capital by scholes0(m): 9:34pm On May 18, 2015
[size=13pt]In May 2014, Honeywell Group revealed that the company has forged a partnership with the United States Trade Development Agency, USTDA, by signing a Grant Agreement for a feasibility study on Honeywell’s multi billion Naira Sagamu Independent Power Plant project. The project, to be done in phases over the next five to seven years, has the potential of supplying about 1400MW of power. The power plant, when it is eventually put on ground, is expected to meet the power demands of industries in the south-western region of the country, with emphasis on Sagamu, Abeokuta and the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway industrial clusters. Honeywell’s projection is undoubtedly to ensure adequate power supply to support its move of further expansion into Ogun State.[/size]

At a recent summit, Governor Amosun said the state was commitment to the process that would soon lead to launch of the state’s metro city project, which will be the rail connection to permanently link up the two neighbouring states of Lagos and Ogun, cementing the administration’s urban and industrial sector development programmes. With mineral resources in the state including bitumen, phosphate, kaolin, tar, sand and clay, and especially limestone, some of which the government claims can be mined for the next 500 years, the influx of more industrial firms into Ogun State is likely to be sustained. “Ogun has the largest concentration of limestone in the country for instance, especially in and around Ewekoro, more than half the metric tonnes of cement produced locally in Nigeria, comes from Ogun . Today, Ogun state is the new Cement Capital of Africa, producing the same amount of Cement as South Africa, the continent's second largest economy.


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Re: Ogun State - Nigeria's Emerging Industrial Capital by scholes0(m): 9:36pm On May 18, 2015
Noneroone:
Stop duplicating ur posts please grin

Am I duplicating Posts? Olodo

You see, this is what happens when people create threads for others to learn, and some people come in and comment without reading the contents.

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Re: Ogun State - Nigeria's Emerging Industrial Capital by Zoharariel(m): 10:07pm On May 18, 2015
Ogun - The only state, which name has more than 10 meaning.

Ogun - Juju or Charm

Ogun - inheritance

Ogun - War

Ogun - Sweat

Ogun - Medicine

Ogun - God of Iron

Ogun - Twenty

Ogun - Long

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Re: Ogun State - Nigeria's Emerging Industrial Capital by scholes0(m): 10:09pm On May 18, 2015
theV0ice:

I pray the country experiences a rebirth of our moribund manufacturing sector and wish those who left e.g Dunlop and Michelin will bring their businesses back
God bless Nigeria

I hope so too.
Nigeria an achieve a lot, especially in the area of industrialization, with adequate power supply. As you can see, most of these factories are setting up their own independent power supply sources, which cut away at profits at the end of the day.
A more enabling and friendly business environment (make opening businesses easy), and a drastic increase in power generation will do the magic. Nigeria as a country needs to divest from oil and invest more in alternative sources of Incoe generation, while creating millions of precious jobs for out teeming and youthful populace.

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Re: Ogun State - Nigeria's Emerging Industrial Capital by theV0ice: 10:09pm On May 18, 2015
Zoharariel:
Ogun - The only state, which name has more than 10 meaning.

Ogun - Juju or Charm

Ogun - inheritance

Ogun - War

Ogun - Sweat

Ogun - Medicine

Ogun - God of Iron

Ogun - Twenty

Ogun - Long

cheesy cheesy

i tell you

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Re: Ogun State - Nigeria's Emerging Industrial Capital by theV0ice: 10:12pm On May 18, 2015
scholes0:


I hope so too.
Nigeria an achieve a lot, especially in the area of industrialization, with adequate power supply. As you can see, most of these factories are setting up their own independent power supply sources, which cut away at profits at the end of the day.
A more enabling and friendly business environment (make opening businesses easy), and a drastic increase in power generation will do the magic.

sure. If the power problem in the country can be solved or reduced drastically, we'll grow in leaps and bounds. If i remember correctly, power problem is one of the reasons Michelin had to pack out of Port Harcourt leaving behind a sprawling industrial complex and hundreds of lost jobs.

Nigeria will rise again....i'm optimistic

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Re: Ogun State - Nigeria's Emerging Industrial Capital by Eshinwaju: 10:17pm On May 18, 2015
Zoharariel:
Ogun - The only state, which name has more than 10 meaning.

Ogun - Juju or Charm

Ogun - inheritance

Ogun - War

Ogun - Sweat

Ogun - Medicine

Ogun - God of Iron

Ogun - Twenty

Ogun - Long

Lol@...so so true o.... grin

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Re: Ogun State - Nigeria's Emerging Industrial Capital by DaPhilosopher(m): 10:19pm On May 18, 2015
Omo Ogun, Ise Ya!
Proudly an Ijebu boy!

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Re: Ogun State - Nigeria's Emerging Industrial Capital by Nobody: 10:22pm On May 18, 2015
Ogun is fast catching up with Lagos and may eventually surpass Lagos because Ogun state has more Land.

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Re: Ogun State - Nigeria's Emerging Industrial Capital by Eshinwaju: 10:23pm On May 18, 2015
TRIBALSTOOGE:
50 million of them are seeking for asylum in the third world country .



even in kenya and uganda ,



show me who is employed in that city ?



propaganda .





........ grin grin....bad belle..... grin

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Re: Ogun State - Nigeria's Emerging Industrial Capital by whitecat1: 10:28pm On May 18, 2015
Ogun, the new frontier!!!

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Re: Ogun State - Nigeria's Emerging Industrial Capital by scholes0(m): 10:29pm On May 18, 2015
TRIBALSTOOGE:
5
show me who is employed in that city ?
propaganda .

Which city?. This is not propaganda, you can see all the plants actually coming up if you live in and around Ogun state
This one's IQ must be in the negative (-ve) zone or something.

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Re: Ogun State - Nigeria's Emerging Industrial Capital by OduaVanguard: 10:30pm On May 18, 2015
Very impressive! The future is indeed very bright for Ogun state.

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Re: Ogun State - Nigeria's Emerging Industrial Capital by scholes0(m): 10:31pm On May 18, 2015
TRIBALSTOOGE:



alright you can keep and worship that colorful pictures .
i'm out of here .
while hunger and malnutrition persist .

So there is no Hunger in India, Vietnam, Indonesia Etc that are trying to build a decent economy for their people? At the end of the day, you will have to tackle these issues from somewhere, or do you think the money needed to make people self sufficient enough to feed themselves will fall from from the sky like manna?
Abeg get out of here. angry

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Re: Ogun State - Nigeria's Emerging Industrial Capital by oduastates: 10:31pm On May 18, 2015
You want to give some people heart attack

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Re: Ogun State - Nigeria's Emerging Industrial Capital by OduaVanguard: 10:32pm On May 18, 2015
TRIBALSTOOGE:
50 million of them are seeking for asylum in the third world country .



even in kenya and uganda ,



show me who is employed in that city ?



propaganda .





Lol. Na ghosts and spirits dey employed in those industries, not human beings. Mumu like you. You can't even hide your bad-belle.

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Re: Ogun State - Nigeria's Emerging Industrial Capital by Eshinwaju: 10:33pm On May 18, 2015
TRIBALSTOOGE:



alright you can keep and worship that colorful pictures .



i'm out of here .


while hunger and malnutrition persist .

no no no...don't go o...I agree with you those pictures are fake.... grin...they are lying..... cheesy

Shiishhhhhhh e yin omoluabi.......e da Ke enu yin o......awon omo nna ma wonle siyin la ra o........ekene Dili Chukwudi loading.....ogun straight...... sad grin

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Re: Ogun State - Nigeria's Emerging Industrial Capital by Nobody: 10:35pm On May 18, 2015
Eshinwaju:


no no no...don't go o...I agree with you those pictures are fake.... grin...they are lying..... cheesy

Shiishhhhhhh e yin omoluabi.......e da Ke enu yin o......awon omo nna ma wonle siyin la ra o........ekene Dili Chukwudi loading.....ogun straight...... sad grin


chai grin ;
Re: Ogun State - Nigeria's Emerging Industrial Capital by scholes0(m): 10:35pm On May 18, 2015
whitecat1:
Ogun, the new frontier!!!

Indeed.... smiley

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Re: Ogun State - Nigeria's Emerging Industrial Capital by OduaVanguard: 10:37pm On May 18, 2015
Eshinwaju:


no no no...don't go o...I agree with you those pictures are fake.... grin...they are lying..... cheesy

Shiishhhhhhh e yin omoluabi.......e da Ke enu yin o......awon omo nna ma wonle siyin la ra o........ekene Dili Chukwudi loading.....ogun straight...... sad grin

Bro, it's like you read my mind o. With this news they will start flooding the Gateway state like a tsunami. cheesy

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Re: Ogun State - Nigeria's Emerging Industrial Capital by Twistaray(m): 10:57pm On May 18, 2015
grin
This is good news for the good people of ogun and yoruba nation in general.

Indeed, Ogun is emerging and setting New pace for others to follow.
I'm impressed
God bless apc
God bless Ogun state
God bless Oduaa nation.

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Re: Ogun State - Nigeria's Emerging Industrial Capital by haffaze777(m): 10:58pm On May 18, 2015
SIA of APC is working,Ogun state is moving and GNI of PDP is crying gringrin

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Re: Ogun State - Nigeria's Emerging Industrial Capital by Twistaray(m): 11:12pm On May 18, 2015
OgunState government has stated that it would stop at nothing to position the State as the preferred destination for investors; not only in Nigeria but Africa as a whole.

Economic Adviser to Governor Ibikunle Amosun, Mr. Rotimi Adewunmi, who stated this while speaking with THISDAY in his office at Abeokuta, the State capital, said the Ibikunle Amosun Administration was fully ready to explore the abundant resources in the State and open it for business.

Adewunmi, who was flanked by the Special Adviser to the governor on Commerce and Industry, Mr. Femi Ogunsola and Senior Special Assistant on Trade and Investment, Mrs Adenike Aboderin, said the government would use the forthcoming two-day investors’ forum scheduled to hold in Abeokuta on March 26 and 27 to sell its economic master plan to international investors.

He disclosed that the State government was particularly looking at investors from South East Asia and will also learn from Brazil in developing its housing sector. “What we are organising is not a summit where people come, talk and go but a summit where we can sell an economic master plan and do a follow-up after the forum,” Adewunmi said.

“We have recognised where our strength lies and we want to capitalise on those areas. We want to attract people who will invest in those areas as well as other big players into the State,” he added.

Special Adviser to the governor on Commerce and Industry, Ogunsola, said the State government was interested in developing the agriculture and agro-allied sector; mining, foundry, logistics and cottage industries.

“What we are trying to do is to create an enduring sustainable platform between the government of Ogun State, those who are investing here at the moment and those who will be coming in the future. Our plan is to position Ogun State as the preferred investment destination in Africa,” he said.

In her contribution, Senior Special Assistant on Trade and Investment, Aboderin, said research had shown that currently, Ogun State offers the best returns on investment.

She also noted that the office of Trade and Investment and the Bureau of Lands, Urban and Regional Planning are working hard to make the state an investor’s delight, especially with the One-Stop shop concept where all the papers needed by investors could be processed under one roof.

“Currently, research has shown that Ogun offers the best returns on investment. We therefore want to exploit this to woo investors into the State. We are not waiting until we have the entire infrastructure in place. We are starting by developing our roads and creating an environment that is conducive to business.

“A joint task force is in place to ensure security and what we offer investors are in tandem with global standards. The response to our call has been overwhelming as investors are really hungry to do business here,” she stated.


http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/ogun-seeks-preferred-investment-destination-status/111991/
Ogun is moving...SW is progressing/moving.

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