Aiyedatiwa opens new Ondo House in Lagos

* We’re offering incentives to attract local, foreign investors

By Nudoiba Ojen

ONDO State Governor, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, has commissioned the new Ondo State Government-owned Sunshine House in Victoria Island, Lagos.

The building located near Eko Atlantic City, aims to generate additional revenue for the state government.

The project, managed by the Ondo State Development and Investment Promotion Agency (ONDIPA), was initiated by former Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and completed by the Aiyedatiwa administration.

Aiyedatiwa said commissioning of the project is in fulfilment of his promise to sustain the legacies of the late Akeredolu, describing the former governor as a visionary and a man of integrity.

The development, the governor said, “shows that Ondo State means business and is ready to offer incentives to attract local and foreign investors to the state.

Aiyedatiwa also highlighted the state’s commitment to fostering industrial growth and enhancing infrastructure, including road networks and port development, to support business operations.

The governor recalled that the old structure, inherited from the defunct Western Region, was outdated and unattractive to investors, which prompted the state government, through ONDIPA, to construct a building that represents the new generation.

Earlier, in his welcome address, the Chief Executive Officer of ONDIPA, Mr Gbenga Badejo, described the project as a development symbol and revenue driver for the state, commending the government’s vision and commitment to creating a business-friendly environment.

Badejo noted the project’s investment value of approximately N3.3billion, with seven floors, brand new office building, and facilities including kitchenettes, a terrace, reception, gate house, generator house, and waste management system.

The project developer, Akintola Oladejo, highlighted the seamless transition between the late governor and Aiyedatiwa, who completed the project without issues. He affirmed the project’s solidity and benefit to end users.

A former Governor of Ekiti State, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, in his goodwill message, reflected on his tenure and the significant developments since then and expressed a desire to secure similar benefits for Ekiti.

Adebayo commended Governor Aiyedatiwa for continuing with the legacy projects of the late Akeredolu.

Those present at the event included the Commissioner for Lands and Housing, Akogun Akinwumi Sowore; Special Adviser to the Governor on Infrastructure, Pastor Ayoade Babalola; and Special Adviser on Entrepreneurship, Mr Summy Smart Francis.

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