Ogun State Property & Investment Corporation (OPIC) has emerged the ‘’Most Innovative Urban Developer of the year ( Public Sector )’,
at the maiden edition of the Business Day Research , Study and Assessment
of Thousands of Businesses and Public Organisations in Nigeria.
The award is in recognition of OPIC’s immense contribution to
urban renewal agenda of Senator Ibikunle Amosun led administration.
At the occasion which was held in Lagos, Business Day identified
25 organizations from different sectors of the Nigerian’s economy which
have demonstrated that they were ” bright stars in the horizon” in the face
of the economic recession.
Speaking at the event, Special Adviser to the Central Bank
Governor, Mr. Emmanuel Ukeje, noted that, OPIC earned the unique stance of
an enviable Nigeria industrial hub for Ogun State, in an economy that was
particularly tough, being one of the 25 organizations that had exhibited
high innovative zeal ‘’to weather the drastic drop in demand of their
products and services, with the challenges in accessing foreign exchange,
as well as the uncertainty in macro- economic environment”.
Ukeje added that the winners’ innovativeness became prominent in
the economic recession as they continue to look for ways of going round
their business activities to remain profitable. “We are witnesses to what
happened”, he said.
The Recipients of the award on behalf of OPIC and Ogun State, the
duo of the Director, Marketing, Mrs. IbiyemiAdesoye and Director, Public
Relations & Business Development, Mr. Dehinde Boye, unanimously dedicated
the award to the Chief Executive of the State, Governor Ibikunle Amosun,
for his support and encouragement, appreciating the Board, Management and
Staff of OPIC, for their hard work and dedication to duties.
OPIC had outshined two other nominees including, Lagos State
Development and Property Corporation (LSDPC) and Federal Housing Authority (FHA) to win the award.