Osun State governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke marks the 32nd year celebration of the state’s existence on Sunday with assurance that his administration is determined to apply technological innovations in pursuit of workable industrial growth, education advancement and building of a sustainable commonwealth, amongst several sectors requiring government intervention.
The governor who made this known in his broadcast to the people of the state, further mentioned some of his administration’s priority as Strengthening the state’s transportation networks, energy systems, and digital connectivity which are primed to attract investment, facilitate trade, and improve the overall quality of life for the citizens.
“Continued emphasis on modernising agricultural practices, supporting farmers with training and access to markets, in order to enhance food security and drive economic growth. Nurturing a culture of learning and innovation through improved educational facilities and partnerships with research institutions to fuel emergence of a knowledge-based economy.
“Leveraging on cultural heritage and natural endowments to develop sustainable tourism which in turn is expected to that create jobs and stimulate local economies. Providing financial incentives, technical assistance, and access to markets for SMEs to foster entrepreneurship and diversify the state’s economic base, amongst others.”
According to him, “We recognise the challenges facing our state. We regard developmental setbacks as tools to resolution of societal problems. I don’t want to report problems but solutions to our common setbacks”.
Governor Adeleke described the 32nd anniversary of the State’s creation as a veritable avenue to remind surviving stakeholders in the state of the shared commitment to progress and development, embracing areas of one another’s strengths, addressing weaknesses and confronting threats.
Governor Adeleke recalled the selfless and long suffering efforts of the state founding fathers, which he said predated the nation’s independence and only came to fruition in 1991 with Osogbo as the state capital.
Governor Adeleke’s address was centered majorly on the solutions and positive approach of the state government to consolidate on the positive strides the state has recorded in the past three decades while pledging to pull resources together to strengthen state assets and tackle all setbacks.
“Osun has been growing from strength to strength. We have achieved a lot under our five-point agenda on workers welfare, gratuities and pension; education, affordable health care, state and social security and human capital development has yielded a skilled workforce that contributes significantly to the growth of our state and the nation” Governor Adeleke stated.
” We recognising the challenges facing the state. We regard developmental setbacks as tools to resolution of societal problems. I don’t want to report problems but solutions to our common setbacks”.
He, however, called for the support of the people of the state as he strives to achieve dreams of the state’s founding fathers.
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