Osun State will hold a summit next month to reposition its economy and to showcase its huge potentials to local and foreign investors.
In his inauguration speech on November 27, 2018, Governor Gboyega Oyetola, while revealing his plan for the economic summit, said: “The multi-stage, multi- stakeholder summit will dissect and recommend strategies which will drive meaningful youth employment, enhance food security, agricultural development, activate mining prospects and boost tourism potentials of this state”
He added: “We will showcase Osun as a strategic location for industrialisation. We are convinced that the peaceful atmosphere, a welcoming people, low crime rate, communal peace and the relative stability of electricity supply, will attract local and foreign investors.”
A statement on Sunday by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Adeniyi Adesina, quoted the Chief of Staff to the Governor Dr. Charles Diji Akinola, as saying that the three-day economic and Investment summit will hold between June 25 and 27 in Osogbo, the state capital. It will be declared open by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.”
The statement added that Governor Oyetola “is committed to putting the State of Osun on the path of economic growth and prosperity,” adding that the objectives of the summit include sharing with critical stakeholders the economic roadmap of the Oyetola administration and to showcase investment opportunities in the State to investors.
“Besides, it will focus on seven key potential growth sectors which include: agriculture, mining, ICT and innovation, culture, tourism and creative economy, youths and jobs through light manufacturing, infrastructure development, and industry/commerce.
“Renowned speakers, panelists, special guests in public and private sectors and other participants who fall within the summit focus sectors will participate.”