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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Osun adds more sectors to aid devt

By Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo

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Osun state government has created additional three public sectors to promote sustainable development through pragmatic, transparent, accountable and inclusive governance to better the lives of residents.

The sectors; Human Capital Development, Culture and Tourism as well as Solid Minerals were created to aid efficiency in service delivery to all and sundry.

This was done in accordance to the ongoing review of the State Development Plan (2019-2028) in the state.

Speaking on the new development, Commissioner for Economic Planning, Budget and Development, Prof. Olalekan Yinusa said it was in the best interest of the State and in line with its development agenda.

Yinusa disclosed this during a 3-day workshop on Medium Term Sector Strategy(MTSS) Strategic Session on  Osun State Development Plan(SDP) Review.

Explaining the rationale behind the creation of each of the three new sectors, Yinusa told participants that the Solid Minerals Sector was created for geological data improvement to reduce flooding and environmental degradation in addition to assisting the State to improve on the monitoring of mining activities for better results.

On the part of the newly created Human Capital Development Sector, he said it is with a view to augmenting the need of the state government to have Civil Servants that are conscientious, meticulous, hardworking, disciplined, firm, enterprising and productive to help drive all the development agenda of the state easily.

On the factors that birth the newly created Culture and Tourism sector, Yinusa stated that it has been discovered that Osun state was losing so much revenue in the area of Culture and Tourism, hence the need to create the new Sector to help organise and put things in proper perspective to jump-start an efficient and buoyant economic drive .

He expressed optimism that the three newly created sectors when effectively and operationally on ground, the State will be better for it.

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