Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday assured stakeholders of the state government preparedness to pursue initiatives that will improve the ease of doing business to make the business environment more attractive for investors.
He said Lagos State will continue to view itself as a strategic national asset, carrying the responsibility for not just being an epicenter in times of national
crises but also an economic springboard in leading Nigeria to a place of social and economic prosperity.
Governor Sanwo-Olu made the statements while declaring open the Eighth EU-Nigeria Business Forum with the theme: “Nigeria and the New Economy, held at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria
Island in Lagos”.
He said the impact of the decisions and
recommendations made at the eighth EU-Nigeria Business Forum can be measured in the sustained status of Nigeria as Europe’s major trading partner in Africa.
“Lagos State remains a key partner and ally of the European Union considering its status as a regional commercial, financial and industrial hub; as well as its strategic role in facilitating the goals and objectives of this forum. This should be strengthened as we approach Africa as one large free trade zone,” he said.
Governor Sanwo-Olu also reiterated his administration’s commitment to the proposed 30 years Lagos State Development Plan 2052, which will be officially rolled out at the forthcoming 9th
Economic Summit of the State (known as