He added that in another seven to 10 years, his desire was to position the state as the number one economy in the country. The governor said that in “15 to 20 years, we want to be the number one investment destination in the continent''.
“To achieve this vision for the state, first class institutions capable of nurturing transformation policies must be built,'' he said.
Obaseki boasted of delivering infrastructure better than what was available in the Federal Capital Territory.
“We must deliver on infrastructure better than what are available in the Federal Capital Territory. “We must aim at generating revenue more than Lagos without putting unbearable tax burden on our people.
“We must, therefore, aim at developing our institutions because in the course of this workshop, we shall be working on six semantic areas, which are the key pillars of our goal for the state, the governor said. He said the six semantic areas include how the state would achieve economic revolution that would develop world class infrastructure.
“ How do we ensure institutions are reformed so they can deliver? “How do we ensure that we can create a state that is socially-conscious and create emphasis on the welfare of our people. “How do we ensure that our culture which is world-class acclaimed is displayed and made available for the world to enjoy our tourism as well as sustain our environment,'' the governor said.
Obaseki added that the semantic group should focus on how the state would establish an investment bureau that could begin to attract world class investments.