The African Export-Import Bank (Afrexim) has disclosed its plans to support infrastructural development in Ogun State with $200 million. The fund, according to the bank, will be dedicated towards projects and other developmental initiatives embarked upon by the incumbent administration in the state. Its President, Benedict Oramah, who made this known when he led management of the bank on a courtesy visit to Governor Dapo Abiodun at his Oke-Mosan Office, Abeokuta, on Monday, equally said the bank would partner Ogun in ensuring that the 250-bed Specialist Hospital, Abeokuta, is completed and brought into operations soon.
Oramah, while noting that the bank has been investing heavily in the health sector in Africa to develop vaccines and other drugs, declared that AfreximBank was ready to collaborate with the state-owned Gateway Pharmaceuticals in similar direction. “We are willing to dedicate an envelope of $200 million for projects and initiatives here in Ogun State; we will also be happy to see the hospital project completed. We will be very pleased to look at this asset and see how we can partner with your government…
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