By Mojisola Oladele

Chairman House Committee on Innovation, Science and Technology, Prince Adewumi Adeyemi wants Osun State Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology to utilize local content to boost the economy of the state. 

Prince Adeyemi made the call during a maiden meeting with a team from the Ministry led by the Commissioner, Mr Moruf Ayofe.

The legislator, who urged the team to tap from the young talents across the state in the field of science and technology, emphasized that harmonizing such brains would place Osun on the world map.

Prince Adewumi expressed the resolve of the Governor Ademola Adeleke and the Osun 8th Assembly to collaborate for the wellbeing of the residents while engaging the capable hands within the state. 

He stressed the need for the Commissioner and his team to source local talents that could assist in the production of various technological innovations by organizing a mini-tech summit on a small scale which would involve relevant stakeholders.

Similarly, member representing, Irepodun/Orolu, Mr, Adekunle Oladimeji urged the Commissioner to use his wealth of knowledge to develop and improve the ministry to make Osun a technology driven state. 

In a remark, the State Commissioner for innovation, Science and Technology, Mr Moruf Ayofe said despite the deplorable state of the ministry, his team had been able to create official e-mail for the government and its principal officers, conduct ICT training for students from tertiary institutions across the state and explored opportunities in the state along with British investors.

Mr Ayofe who explained that a lot of work needed to be done, and pleaded for the support of the Osun 8th Assembly in achieving some set goals the ministry wished to achieve.

The Maiden meeting, which held at the Parliamentary building, had in attendance other members of the committee including Mr Rotimi Ogunrinade, Mr. Laide Ajibola and Principal Officers from the State Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology.

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