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Osun Is Ready For Business, Investments – Adeleke



Osun Is Ready For Business, Investments - Adeleke

Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has said that the state is ready to welcome investors and development partners interested in advancing the economy of the state.

The governor noted that with the huge economic potentials of the state in tourism, agriculture, and mining, among others, the state is viable for investments.

Special Adviser to Governor Adeleke on Global Investments and Partnerships, Mr. ‘Yemi Owolade stated this in a panel discussion at the 2023 Fidelity International Trade and Creative Connect, held recently.

Owolade, who spoke on the topic, “Nigerian Gemstones – Can We Bring Them Out of the Dark Market into the Light?,” stated that since the inception of the present administration, efforts have been geared towards the rejuvenation of the mining sector, with a direct focus on boosting the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of government.

The Special Adviser noted that: “During the panel discussion, I highlighted Governor Adeleke’s efforts to rejuvenate the mining sector in the state, aiming to boost Internal Generated Revenue (IGR), along with initiatives for environmental protection, community engagement, and development. I pointed out the state’s rich deposits of solid minerals, particularly gold, and discussed the policy frameworks being implemented to attract investors and encourage partnerships.

“I assured the audience that Osun is open for business and invited them to participate in the development of our dear State.

“Apart from mining, we are also looking at boosting tourism, youth employment, increase our social safety net, and further deepen our ease of doing business agenda, so as to accommodate the inflow of businesses to the state.

“One of the things we are also bringing up is the Osun Global Initiative, an agenda that seeks to not just push investments to the state but drive the all-round participation of the people, especially the youth – a major segment of our population to key into the administration’s economic growth plan,” Owolade stressed further.