“To create a functional, investment-friendly environment that could motivate both foreign and local investors to partner with Oyo State, thereby generating wealth and job opportunities for the citizenry of the state.”
Governor Abiola Ajimobi gave this and other factors to be reason for convening the 2014 Oyo state Economic summit, while declaring open the summit in Ibadan.
The governor in his speech gave detailed analyses of his administration’s strides in repositioning the state, and transforming it into an economic hub.
Ajimobi thereafter expressed assurance that following his tripod of development, based on ‘restoration, transformation and repositioning’, Oyo State will recapture its glorious days
Earlier, Commissioner, Trade, Investment and Cooperatives, Princess Oyefunke Oworu, reiterated the essence of the summit, which is among other things, is to expand the frontiers of economic opportunities for the state
The American Consul General, Jeffrey Hawkins in a special remark, noted that Oyo State has a dynamic economic growth that has become an interest to the American government and applauded the Governor for his purposeful leadership
In his goodwill message, Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun affirmed that the healthy competition among the south-west states is obviously a concerted effort to improve the lives of the people.
Our man reports that captain of industries, foreign investors and various economic stake holders were at the summit.