TELECOMMUNICATION giant, Coca Cola, oil marketing company, BOVAS, and Osun State Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (OSUCCIMA) have lined up for collaboration with the Osun State Government, the state’s Heritage Council and Esquire Global on this year’s Osun Osogbo Festival.
According to The Nation, the festival will, for the first time, incorporate job creation and entrepreneurship initiatives.
The OSUCCIMA partnership commitment was given by its Acting Director-General, Chief Jide Falohun, who explained that the vision of the collaboration was to leverage on the Osun Osogbo Festival platform to boost job creation, entrepreneurship, commerce and business in Osun State.
The Lead Consultant of Esquire Global, which is the official marketing firm of this year’s festival, Mr. Tunde Muraina, in a statement in Ibadan yesterday, said MTN Nigeria, Grand OAK, Coca Cola, Adron Homes and Property, Bovas and Company Limited, were among corporate organistations and institutions that have given their support to the 2019 edition of the festival.
Muraina said pre-festival events begin today with “Iwopopo”, the traditional cleansing of the town.
He added that OSUCCIMA had introduced a product named Community Day Cultural Festival for employment and job opportunities, noting that the product would include Virtual Expo, Virtual Job and Global Trade Mission to the festival.
He explained that the initiative would be a continuous collaboration as sponsors and exhibitors would be able to showcase their products and services at a virtual exhibition booth, stressing that stakeholders would connect, collaborate and promote both live and on-demand anytime and anywhere for jobs and business opportunities.
According to the statement, the expo as a solution provider would join forces with OSUCCIMA to provide a series of e-tools to situate the chamber of commerce system within the context of the 21st-century digital economy through virtual trade show technologies.