Ogun State Governor - Senator Ibikunle Amosun exchanging gifts with the Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria - Ryuichi Shoji, during a courtesy visit to the Governor's Office in Abeokuta.
The Ogun State government says it will continue to promote cooperation with Japan for the establishment of an automobile assembly plant and industrial park in the State.
The State Governor - Senator Ibikunle Amosun gave the assurance while receiving a delegation from Japan, led by the Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria - Rt. Hon. Ryuichi Shoji, in his office in Abeokuta.
Amosun said the state government was ready to collaborate with Japan in the areas of human capacity development, industrialisation, energy and long-term financing.
He described Japan as “a very good example of what a nation without oil can do” and urged the Asian country to invest in Ogun, saying the state remained a hub of gas, human resources, land and other potentials for industrialisation.
Amosun noted that there was a time when Japan and Ogun engaged in human capacity exchange, requesting the Japanese government to take advantage of the enabling environment being created by his administration by bringing in multi-nationals to invest in the state.
The Japanese Ambassador described the state as a pioneer in all fields of human endeavour, adding that historically, Ogun paraded the best brains and geographically remained the centre of industry based on its rich land mass and closeness to Lagos and other West African countries.
He explained that the visit would afford the team the opportunity to share first hand information on areas of cooperation with the State.