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100 Days In Office: Adeleke Unveils First Digital Economy Advisory Board In Osun



In his determination to ensure digitalisation of Economy of Osun State in line with global practices, the State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, Monday, inaugurated the First Digital Economy Advisory Board in the state

The Board made of 15 Members were saddled with the responsibility of supporting the state in the realisation of its dream of transforming Osun into a digital economy state.

Adeleke who spoke while officially unveiling The State Digital Economy policies and flag off of the State Broad Band fiber optic as part of the activities making his 100 days in office, said the Tech Innovations, ICT, Digital Economy, Osun State Google Mapping, Start Up Bill and Broadband Fiber Optic will enhanced internally generated revenue .

His words “We are talking of a new age agenda; we are aligning with the global digital movement. This is the new reality of our existence. Technology rules our lives. After the Covid pandemic, technology assumes even more frontal roles. I am determined to place Osun state in the frontline position. Osun must be on a global digital map.

” Permit me to inform you all that Osun indigenes are top leaders of the Nigerian and African tech sector. They are prominent tech entrepreneurs with billions of dollar capital base globally. We must tap into their expertise to grow our state.

According the Governor, the literate state, Osun is blessed with an intelligent youth population.

” My administration seeks to open up the field of global opportunities to our youth. Under the Imole Digital Agenda, our target is to resolve citizens’ challenges through tech applications. We will grow our economy, provide gainful employment for our youth, and transform Osun state into a tech hub for the South West region. Osun is ready to be a digitally driven state.

“It is with these lofty ideals in mind that I am here to unveil several initiatives within the tech sector.

He disclosed that Osun state will be having an ICT Policy and that tye policy is designed to identify and apply information communication technology in various sectors of the state.

The new policy,he said has ICT in agriculture, education, health, environment, administration, infrastructure among others. This policy will change our state for the better.

” I am also unveiling the Osun State Tech Innovation policy. Many talented tech innovators abound in our state. The policy seeks to create an enabling environment for tech innovations. Hence, we will support establishment of tech hubs and ensure innovators secure much needed backing.

Adekeke hinted that through digital economy drive, Osun is poised to be the first State to domesticate the Nigerian StartUps Act.

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