Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will on June 25, this year, storm Osogbo, capital of Osun state to declare open a 3-day economic summit targeted at repositioning the economy of the state and also showcasing its huge potentials to local and foreign investors.
This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday by Mr. Adeniyi Adesina, the Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola.
The statement 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 Chief of Staff added that Governor Oyetola is committed to rejuvenating the economy of the state as well as putting the state on the path of economic growth and prosperity.
The objectives of the summit, according to Akinola, include sharing with critical stakeholders the economic roadmap of the Oyetola’s 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,” the Chief of Staff said.
The statement recalled the commitment made by Governor Oyetola in his inauguration speech on November 27, 2018, towards boosting the economy of the state.
While revealing his plan for the economic summit, Oyetola was quoted as explaining that “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”
“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,” the governor added.