Governor Gboyega Oyetola has again stated that State of Osun is greatly blessed with potentials and resources of various kinds.
The Governor stated this on Sunday while playing host to a delegation of officers from the Nigeria Foreign Service Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs who are on study tour to the state.
Represented by his deputy, Mr. Benedict Olugboyega Alabi, Governor Oyetola welcomed the career diplomats to the Land of Virtue, maintaining that the choice of Osun as one of the selected states to host the study tour is not a mistake, owing to a lot of investment opportunities deposited in the southwestern state ranging from power with the state being able to boast of 14hours of electricity supply daily, numerous tourist potentials, agriculture and mining.
The Governor who told the visiting foreign service officers that the state is equally very safe, having been repeatedly rated as the most peaceful or one of the safest states in the country, urged them as they await their official deployment to various countries across the globe, to assist the state in tapping into these numerous resources and potentials through recommendations, with a view to attracting foreign investors. He told the delegation that their journey into the foreign service is noble and should be seen as one, as each of them will be going to be a gateway and the face of their country at their various duty posts upon deployment, enjoining them to be good ambassadors of their country wherever they find themselves. Earlier in his remarks, the Leader of the Delegation who is a Director in the Office of the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Nze Okechukwu told the Governor that the visit was necessary to ensure that the prospective career diplomats are well grounded of the bountiful opportunities and resources embedded in all the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory with a view to attracting potential investors while at their various duty posts after their posting to various countries across the global space. Mr. Nze who commended Governor Gboyega Oyetola for his monumental strides within the last five months of assumption of duty, assured the State Government of Osun that the delegation will make the best use of the study tour to the Land of Virtue.
Highpoint of the event was the cocktail organized by the State Government of Osun in honour of the visiting career foreign service officers.
Other dignitaries present at the event includes the Secretary to the State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Dr. Charles ‘Diji Akinola, the Head of Service, Dr. Olowogboyega Oyebade, the Supervisor for Budget & Economic Planning, Prof. Olalekan Yinusa, his counterpart in charge of Home Affairs, Tourism and Culture, Dr. Obawale Adebisi and a member of the State Special Education Intervention Committee, Dr. Romoke Raji.