The Swiss Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Georg Steiner, has said Edo State will attract the Swiss business community in Nigeria with reforms initiated by Governor Godwin Obaseki.
He spoke with state officials at the Government House in Benin during a visit.
They are Commissioner for Minerals, Oil and Gas Joseph Ikpea; Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Cooperatives Felix Akhabue; and Senior Special Assistant on Investment Promotion and Head of Edo State Investment Promotion Office (ESIPO) Kelvin Uwaibi.
Others include the Focal Person, Ease of Doing Business, Kenny Aliu and Focal Person, Benin Enterprise Park Deborah Okunbor.
The ambassador noted that the Swiss government had a large investment in Lagos, where its business community and the Consulate-General are situated.
He added that Edo’s proximity to Lagos and the economic transformation by Obaseki showed the potential of the state to attract Swiss investors.
Steiner, who initiated a meeting of state officials with the Consulate-General and the Switzerland-Nigerian Business Community in Lagos to showcase investment opportunities in the state, noted that the government’s efforts to drive development, power reforms, urban renewal, housing and other relevant information to investors were impressive.