Akeredolu Launches Online Classified Marketplace, Offers Business Grants to 10 Entrepreneurs

Ondo State Governor,  Rotimi Akeredolu has launched the first Ondo State online classified marketplace with the assurance that it will expose entrepreneurs products and services to the world.

The platform, according to the Governor is  where businesses and entrepreneurs can upload their innovative products and services, buy and sell from one another as well as position their businesses for global brand visibility.
Entrepreneurs across the globe can visit
 www.ondomarket.com to enjoy this offer.
The Governor who unveiled the online
 platform at the Entrepreneurs’ Summit held at the International Centre for Culture and Events (The DOME), Igbatoto road, Akure, said, “Our world today has gone digital even with marketplaces, and as a State we deem it fit to encourage business listing for our entrepreneurs.
“Now it is easy to showcase your businesses to the world. Anyone from around the world can easily locate businesses in Ondo State and I believe this will also help angel investors find you easily.”
He said  that his administration will continue to create enabling environment for the entrepreneurs and businesses to thrive.
He pointed to his administration’s efforts on security and infrastructural development as some of the basic arrangements put in place to ensure enabling environment for entrepreneurs and investors to do business with ease.
On security, the Governor noted that the Amotekun Corps is recording huge success in fighting crime and criminality to ensure that businesses and individuals are safe with a view to making the Sunshine State an attractive destination to investors.
He said:”Creating an enabling environment aids the process of achieving value in business and it is a major driver in achieving business goals.
“When the corporate environment is bedeviled with inclement atmosphere, businesses suffer, services are unsatisfactory, investors are discouraged, ideas and innovations die, unemployment rate increases, hunger and insecurity become the order of the day.”
Governor Akeredolu, while assuring that entrepreneurship will continue to remain a priority in the state, stressed that it has been a major priority of his administration since his first term in office.

Earlier, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Entrepreneurship Development and CEO ONDEA, Dr. Summy Smart-Francis, lauded Governor Akeredolu for his unwavering commitment to development of young entrepreneurs in the state.
He hailed the Governor for creating an enabling environment for businesses to thrive.
He equally encouraged the young entrepreneurs to be focused and determined, saying Governor Akeredolu has created a lot of business opportunities in the state through ONDEA.
Other panelists including the deputy Governor, lucky Aiyedatiwa, who spoke at the well attended summit applauded Governor Akeredolu for his sterling achievements in all sectors of the economy in the state.
Highlights of the summit were Panel Sessions with Entrepreneurs, Heads of Government Parastatals, and the Deputy Governor.
At the event, the Governor also gave out one thousand free Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) Registration Certificates to businesses and presented business grants to ten innovative entrepreneurs.