Summit: Osun to align devt agenda with private sector needs
From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
Osun State Government will use its economic and investment summit to align its development agenda with the private sector needs, Summit Planning Co-Chairman Prof. Olalekan Yinusa, has said.
Yinusa, who supervises the Budget and Economic Planning Ministry, said the summit is expected to attract investments in critical growth sectors thereby leading to economic prosperity and growth in the state.
He disclosed this while reviewing the plans for the June 25 to 27 Summit in Osogbo.
It would be recalled that, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola in his inauguration address promised to organise a summit to bring together the State Government of Osun and potential local and international investors on areas of possible collaborations and partnerships and to create a diversified and sustainable economic growth.
Yinusa said the summit “will not be a talk-show,” but will comprise mainly of plenary sessions, having up to 52 key economic drivers from in and outside the country as speakers, panelists and moderators.
The Chairman of First Bank Plc, Mrs Ibukun Awosika is one of the key business leaders who have confirmed their participation.
Also confirmed to participate among others, are the Chairman of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), Mr Asue Igbodalo, the Managing Director/Chief Executive of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) Mr Usman Mohammed together with the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Yinusa gave the main focus of the Summit as Agriculture; Mining; Information Communication Technology (ICT), Culture, Tourism and Creative Economy. Youth and Jobs; Infrastructure/Public-Private Partnership (PPP); Industry, Commerce and Healthcare; Technical and Vocation Education; Environment (Waste to Wealth), and Service Delivery Frameworks.”
He added that the Summit was designed to promote investments in the identified sectors to guarantee continuous development.