Tech Community commends Adeleke over Tech Sector Funding

There have been series of encomiums directed at Governor Ademola Adeleke and his administration for setting the pace in tech innovation and entrepreneurship funding in the country following the recent announcement by his government setting up a dedicated help desk for osun tech innovators/entrepreneurs in a bid to ease the process of accessing funding from the $618m AFDB Tech fund.

The Governor through a statement from his spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed has earlier directed the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology to set up a help desk to assist all technology and creative sector entrepreneurs in Osun state to apply and access the fund.

He also reiterated his administration’s commitment to ensuring that Osun state emerges as the tech hub of the south west by creating an enabling environment for osun tech ecosystem via the recently launched Osun state ICT policy, Osun state Tech innovation Policy, domestication of Nigeria’s startup Act, the flag off of Osun state’s broadband fiber optic project and the establishment of a digital advisory board among others.

These has now drawn nationwide praise from the tech community and Nigerians far and wide on social media and especially on Twitter platform when the news got broken as reactions started following with commentators applauding the proactive and creative thinking of Governor Adeleke in placing the state on the global digital economy map.

Reacting to the news, a Twitter user with username @Tekanomo while reacting to the news said “This man is doing things that will position Osun State to be one of the foremost state in the South West!” While @jocular_solo is full of praise to the Governor by declaring that “Omooooo in just 6 months he is already top 5 best Governors in Nigeria since 1999”.

@damolaolutoke cannot hide his admiration for the Governor’s tech innovation drive by saying “His interest in tech since his administration started has been surprisingly interesting”. @theglory01 is impressed with Governor Adeleke’s administration so far saying “This is indeed good news for tech heads and creatives in Osun state. I must say Governor Ademola has been quite proactive since assumption of office.”

While @andalehermano was visibly fascinated by the idea of turning Osun state into the tech hub of the south west “He wants to turn Osun to a tech hub? Interesting. I’d like to see how this plays out in 5 years”, @balogunfd has a little advise for the Governor “Here is what govt who is deliberate about making a real impact do. Look at the strength of your community and build opportunities around it. This program will create sustainable wealth. @AAdeleke_01 Work on establishing a tech village “Colbat Mountain” for remote work in osun”.

@osundokun cannot hide his admiration which he fully expressed by saying “Wow our very own Osun is now a shining light…. Baba God we thank you. Thank you HE @AAdeleke_01”

The most interesting observation is how tweeps started tagging their respective state governors to the news on Twitter with words like; “sir can you see what other governor’s are doing?”, “Goodafternoon Sir, please kindly check this out and look into it. It’s important for O** State’s development. Thank you Sir”, “Look into this and tap in. This teem brace up on startups, accelerators, and funding. It’s important for **** State’s growth”, “pls take note ✍🏽 sir, AKS tech ecosystem must thrive, as this was one of your campaign promises.” etc

This is another commendation of Governor Ademola Adeleke’s stellar performance in the area of governance since assumption of office as the Executive Governor of Osun State.

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