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Osun Economic Summit : Oyetola Seeks Investment In Mining, Agriculture & Tourism

Federal government has expressed unwaivering determination to continue to sustain positive ranking in investment opportunities in the nation.
Vice president, Yemi Osinbajo said this at a 3-day economic and investment summit held in Osogbo, Osun state .
The summit presented participants with economic roadmap of the current administration and also showcased investment opportunities to both local and international investors, especially in mining, agriculture and tourism
The VP, represented by Special Adviser to the president on the Ease of Doing Business, Jumoke Oduwole commended the quality of leadership being demonstrated by governor Oyetola and the recent significant progress made by the state in investment opportunities.
“As a choice tourist destination, Osun is certainly most enriched in terms of its widespread iconic tourists’ sites, globally-acclaimed festivals such as the popular Osun Osogbo festival, Olojo festival, among many others. 
“Aside its fertile land which makes agriculture thrive unusually, the array of its mineral-resource blessednes,  Osun is also fortunate to be home to some of the nation’s most highly gifted and accomplished citizens. Undoubtedly, Osun is a profoundly blessed State.”
In his word, the state governor, Gboyega Oyetola assured prospective investors of enabling environment, saying adequate feasibility stock has been taken to foster ease of doing business in the state.
He said, “Our mining sector, like agriculture, is an old industry yet to be fully harnessed. The State of Osun has ample reserves of a variety of minerals, notably gold, lead/zinc, quartz, feldspar and several precious metals. 
“We occupy a unique place in the mining sector in Nigeria. We are a mining state that hosts solid minerals. We are also a state that has invested in acquiring the licences for solid minerals under our land from the Federal Government. 
“No other state in Nigeria can offer the unique combination of both regulatory and commercial fusion. We are a risk-ready state with an appetite for enterprise and reward for winnings. 
“The state acquired 17 mining licenses for Gold – 10; Quarry – 4; Lead/Zinc – 2; and Quartz and Feldspar -1, from the Nigeria Mining Corporation, and we are willing to partner with interested local and foreign investors to develop these mineral resources. 
Reflecting on previous and recent responses in addition to the MOU signed by reputable local and foreign investors,  governor Oyetola expressed optimism that the summit will yield positive results.
Minister of youth and sport, Sunday Dare posited that government will benefit more and advance optimally its economic aspirations if the youths and technology are substantially developed .
An entrepreneur, Bola Babalakin charged government on accountability and commitment to enabling environment for initiatives to succeed.
A considerable number of prospective investors at the summit indicated interest to explore the economic potentials by situating their businesses in the state. 
With the theme ” Pathway to Economic Growth and Prosperity for the state of Osun” Captains of industries, business executives, foreign and local investors among others are participants at the summit.


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