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Our portal is now functioning, register your business, says OGSG

The Ogun State government has urged entrepreneurs to swiftly register their companies on the Business Premises Permit (BPP) portal, assuring that the challenges affecting the portal’s functionality have been completely fixed. 

Commissioner for Industry, Trade and Investment, Adebola Sofela made the call on Thursday in Abeokuta after his visit to the Ogun State Agricultural and Multipurpose Credit Agency (OSAMCA), Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) and the Technology Incubation Centre, Onijanganjangan as well as the Ministry’s Zonal Offices at Onijanganjangan and Oke-Ilewo.

During the visit, Sofela, along with Oluyemisi Dawodu, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Industry, Trade, and Investment, Dr. Olu. Ola. Aikulola, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, and other top management personnel from the Ministry, announced that the portal which can be accessed via businesspermit.ogunstate.gov.ng is now operational. 

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He further advised businesses to utilise the portal to register and pay the appropriate fees for their business premises to the state government.

“The Business Premises Permit registration portal has been optimized. The challenges we had in the past have been resolved and the portal is up and running. We want to encourage business men and women who have offices in Ogun state to take advantage of the fact that the portal is up and running to make sure that they register and pay the right fees for their businesses to the State government. It is part of their social responsibility as corporate citizen of the State so that the State can continue to generate revenue and build infrastructure,” the Commissioner said.

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Assuring business owners of a trouble-free experience using the portal, the Commissioner said the Ministry “has increased technological support and is currently monitoring the portal on a 24-7 basis to ensure any issues even when they are raised are resolved. I want to assure citizens that they will not have an experience of the past, there will be no hitches”.

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Speaking about his visit to the Technology Incubation Centre  Onijanganjangan, the Commissioner emphasised that in order for aspiring business owners to launch and expand their enterprises, they must utilise the shared space and technical assistance offered by the incubation centre.

In his charge at the two Zonal Offices visited, the Commissioner called on staffers of the Ministry to brace up for work and contribute their quota to the actualization of set goals of the Dapo Abiodun-led administration adding that Officers should aim to surpass past achievements.

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