Aganga, Fashola Commend Alakija’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

Olusegun Aganga, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, has commended Folorunso Alakija for her contributions to the growth of industrialization and creation of employment for the teeming unemployed populace in Nigeria.

The minister gave the commendation during the official rebranding and formal opening of a new office complex for Digital Reality Print Limited, a firm that specializes in printing of books of various categories and different volumes of monograms.

The event, which held at 78-79, Commercial Avenue, Oyadiran Estate, Sabo Yaba, attracted many notable personalities including Babatunde Raji Fashola, Lagos State governor and wife Abimbola Fashola; Adebisi Sosan, former deputy governor of Lagos State; Edem Duke, Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation; Olusegun Aganga; Modupe Alakija and Folorunso Alakija, Chairman and Vice Chairman, Digital Reality as well as Doyin Abiola, Director, Digital Reality, among others.

Aganga, in his address, lauded Alakija’s contributions towards the federal government investment agenda. “It is a great honour and privilege for me to be the guest of honour at this occasion. First of all, let me commend and congratulate the Chairman and Vice Chairman, Digital Reality Print Limited whom I have had the privilege of introducing as the number one businesswoman and entrepreneur in Nigeria and our gift to Africa; a woman that is passionate about this country and passionate about wealth creation among the populace. I commend her and the management for their innovative approach to investment. I commend her for her belief in the Nigerian economy and the agenda of this government to drive an inclusive, sustainable economic growth through industrialization and industrial services-related sector,” Aganga said.

Fashola, who was a guest of honour at the event, reiterated his administration’s commitment at initiating friendly policies for the private sector.

“I salute the innate entrepreneurial spirit that drives this lady and her family. People like Folorunso Alakija and her family have helped to make my job as a governor easier. As the head of government, the topical issues that I am faced with are that of unemployment and poverty along with other very serious issues. The numbers clearly show that whenever government was able to employ one person, the private sector employs ten. And so, the sensible thing to do, always, is to take steps and actions and initiate policies that help private sector to prosper,” Fashola stressed.

The new office complex boasts modern machinery and equipment that would enhance the day-to-day running of the business.

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