Osun economy to be improved through cooperation of local, foreign investors – SA

Osun State Government is set to draw the global community to the state through a solid policy framework that creates opportunities for foreign direct investments and partnerships.

The Initiative is meant to propel the state to an industrial hub from its agrarian nature.

The Special Adviser to Governor Ademola Adeleke on Global Investments and Partnerships, Mr. Yemi Owolade stated this during a courtesy call on the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Adewale Egbedun in Osogbo.

Owolade noted that it is part of the agenda of Governor Adeleke’s administration to change the narrative of the state from being a civil service state to a more productive economy, through the cooperation of local and foreign investors.

He said the meeting with the Speaker was premised on the review of the State Investment Act as well as the Policy Framework of the present government to improve the lots of the citizenry.

Owolade, an experienced technocrat with records of landmark inputs in the global business space assured that his office will work hand-in-hand with key government institutions statewide and nationally to drive the investment pact of the five-point agenda of the Governor.

“The objective was to collaboratively examine and enhance the state’s investment act and policy frameworks, all with the ultimate vision of ensuring both the investor and the state are shielded while simultaneously championing the interests of the Osun State populace.

“The Speaker’s feedback highlighted the significance of collaboration between the legislative and executive branches to achieve Osun State’s goals. The discussions also emphasised the need for a united approach in presenting Osun State as an attractive destination for global investment.

“This is a positive sign for the investment landscape of the State. Through open and honest discussions like these, Osun State is establishing itself as an attractive destination for investment while prioritizing its citizens’ well-being.”

The Special Adviser who was accompanied by Mr. Kayode Onayemi, also met the Clerk of the House of Assembly, Mr. Simeon Amusan and the Auditor General of Osun State.

The Osun Global Initiative when fully launched is expected to set the gold standard for strategic partnerships and sustainable growth in Nigeria. It is also committed to Governor Ademola Adeleke’s vision of transforming Osun State from a civil servant-based economy to an industrial, revenue-generating State.

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