Osun Economic and Investment summit opens

By Yinka Salaam, Osogbo

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Local and international businessmen, diplomats, investors and financial experts are in Osogbo, Osun state capital, to participate in the economic and investment summit which commenced on Tuesday.

The summit is to develop a road-map that will build a vast economy that will change the status of Osun from a civil service state to regional commercial, economic and investment hub.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele among other stakeholders are expected to grace the summit which will span three days.

Robust economy
The Commissioner for Information and the spokesperson of the summit committee, Mrs Funke Egbemode, said the state is determined to build a robust economy that would be the pride of the citizens and residents of the state.

“The platform will afford the state to grow the immense economic potentials and showcase Osun as a strategic location for industrialisation,” she added.

In the same vein, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Dr. Charles Akinola, who doubles as the chairman of the Summit Planning Committee, said about 1000 investors were expected to attend the summit.

Economic potentials
According to Dr Akinola, government is resolute to tap and harness the huge economic potentials and opportunities in industrialisation, mining and tourism.

“World-class and top-notch speakers, development partners, investors, panellists and moderators have confirmed their attendance,” Dr Akinola said.

Minister of Trade, Otunba Niyi Adebayo; Minister of Steels and Mines, Mr Olamilekan Adegbite; Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Sabo Nanono and the Chairman, Public Policy Group, Emeritus Professor Ademola Oyejide amongst others are also expected to grace the three-day event.

 

Olajumoke Adeleke