Mimiko Unveils Shoprite Outlet, Assures Entrepreneurs

Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, on Wednesday unveiled the Shoprite outlet in the state capital Akure,  where he reiterated his administration’s commitment to providing enabling environment for small and medium businesses to thrive.

Unveiling the outlet, situated within the building of the new Akure Shopping Mall, located at the premises of the old Owena Motel Akure, the governor, promised that the mall would add value to the economic landscape of the state, stressing that it would also provide opportunity for domestic retailers to ply their trade through effective supply chain process.

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He noted that the mall would create employment opportunity for the people, and assuring  that  its multiplier effect would boost the economy of the state.    

He said “Looking forward in the next couple of weeks, the Dome will be back along this corridor and this place will be the commercial hub of sort. At the end of all these, our people will be gainfully engaged and the multiplier effect on our economy will truly be great. The excitement is not just having the Akure Mall, but about the opportunity for our local retailers to ply their trade and also about the opportunity for a supply chain that will originate from this state.”

Earlier in his speech, the Chief Executive Officer of Top Services Limited, the developer of the Mall, Mr Tokunbo Omisore appreciated Governor Mimiko for providing enabling environment for  the project and also for fast-tracking every aspect of the contract agreement.

According to him, the mall will provide  jobs for no fewer than 1000 indigenes of Ondo State, adding that entrepreneurs and small and medium scale businessmen would be able to showcase their products, especially farm products.

He said:

“We were not disappointed at the level of preparedness by the Ondo State government for the take-off of the shopping mall. The state provided the enabling environment. I will describe Mimiko as a great city changer.”


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