Osogbo, Osun state.
Osun state governor, Gboyega Oyetola has signed an executive order for the establishment of Osun Investment Promotion Agency as part of his uncompromosing ressolve to place the state on the pathway of economic prosperity.
The governor made this known in his closing remarks at the just concluded 3 day Osun Economic and Investment summit.
Governor Oyetola said the agency will be saddled with the responsibility of facilitating investment opportunities in public and private sector, as well mobiliser of Osun indigines in diaspora to engage in economic activities back home to enhance improvement of IGR in the state.
Expressing joy on the success and achievements of the summit, Oyetola charged his cabinet members and all stakeholders to follow headlong all pledges made by investors to fruition stage.
Chairman, organising committee for the summit, Charles Akinola revealed that 45 investors at 9 plenary sessions took place in the three day summit with pledges to partner the state through training of thousands of its indigines in various information technology skills.
Charles Akinola disclosed that commitment was made in principle to commence Omoluabis rice project valued at 10 million dollars in year 2020, among others.
He said that the summit featured 9 plenary sessions, 58 panelists with recommendations for Investment opportunities in agriculture, mining, tourism, information technology, health among others.
Some of the panelists charged governor Oyetola to put in place factors that could engender and sustain Investments such as effective security, interconnected road infrastructure, confidence in Justice system, and independent feedback mechanism.
Commissioner for Budget and Economic Plaining, Olalekan Yinusa expressed confidence that the summit has really exposed the state to greater economic opportunities, he equally described the creation of Investment promotion agency as in tandem with recommendations from panelists as well as panacea to economic boom in the state.