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Industry: Steel conglomerate to invest $500m in Ogun 

…To employ 5,000 workers

By Chimezie Godfrey

The investment drive and  economic development plans of the  Governor Dapo Abiodun-led administration in Ogun State has received a boon as a steel conglomerate, African Industries Group, is set to invest over $500m into the state economy.

The chairman of the group, Mr Raj Gupta made this known at the weekend in an interview with newsmen shortly after a meeting with the governor, at his Oke Mosan Office, Abeokuta.

He said that the company which deals mainly in steel and aluminum is interested in growing its business in the state.

Gupta who further noted that the company currently has over 5,000 employees on its payroll, added that he was impressed with the level of infrastructural development embarked upon by the present administration in Ogun.

“We have many industries in the state and we are here to see how we can grow our investment further. We are employing 5,000 people in the state, and our group investment in Ogun State far exceeds 500 million dollars.

“I have to say I was very impressed so far with what we have seen as progress made by the present administration, our business is in the area of steel and aluminum,” he submitted.

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