We are ready to boost Osun State’s economy – Osun CoS
The Osun State Government says, no stone will be left unturned to move from a civil service state to a regional commercial and industrial hub.
The Chief of Staff to the State Governor, Dr. Charles Akinola stated this at a press briefing ahead of the proposed State’s Economic and Investment Summit held in Osogbo.
Osun Economic and Investment Summit is scheduled to hold between November 19th and 21st, where over 1000 participants are expected to attend.
Addressing journalists, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Dr. Charles Akinola, who doubles as the chairman of the Summit Planning Committee said the government was resolute to tap and harness the huge economic potentials and opportunities in the state to the entire world.
He explained that Osun state had verifiable capacity of growth taking comparative advantage of the Agriculture, Mining, Culture and Tourism corridors of the state as well as the relative stability of energy.
Dr Akinola further revealed that the state would use the platform to present the government’s economic roadmap and showcase investment opportunities within the state to both Nigerian and international investors.
He noted that the Summit was in fulfilment of the promise the governor made during his swearing in, in November last year, where he promised to hold an Economic and Investment Summit, to drive the economy of the state.
Similarly, the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor, Prince Abdulahi Binuyo hinted that the state would use the summit to showcase its Mining reservoir in other to attract investors into the sector to compliment what government is doing there and engage numbers of citizens in small scale mining.
Also speaking, the state commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Professor Olalekan Yinusa said world-class and top-notch speakers, development partners, investors, panelists and moderators had confirmed their attendance at the summit, among whom are the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo; Central Bank Governor, Mr. Godwin Emiefele and Minister of Trade, Otunba Niyi Adebayo.