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Economy: Osun to collaborate with Venezuela, Israel, Cuba, others

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Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has said the state will strengthen its economy by creating an enabling environment for business and investment to thrive.

Oyetola said this, on Wednesday, while receiving the Venezuela Ambassador to Nigeria, David Nieves Valasquez-Caraballo, envoys from Israel, Cuba, Cote d’Ivoire and Republic of Benin.

The envoys, who were received on behalf of the governor by his Chief of Staff, Charles Akinola and Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Oluwole Oyebamiji, were among those on a two-day visit to Osogbo, the state capital, to attend the International Agriculture Technology Exhibition and Conference tagged: ‘First Agrictech Nigeria.’

The conference was organised to explore business opportunities in agriculture and to expand the sector.

Apart from Valasquez-Caraballo; Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria, Carlos Trejo Sosa was represented by the Deputy Head of Mission, Ms. Leydis Bernal Suarez, while Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, Pear Duchi, was represented by Madu Chibueze.

Speaking on behalf of the governor, Akinola said Osun remained resolute to maximise its potential for greater productivity. He said the administration is committed to enhancing Public Private Partnership, thus, creating workable environment for business to grow.

Oyetola said the state is open for business as it had mapped out modality to facilitate local and foreign partnership for positive changes across all sectors.

On his part, the Venezuelan ambassador said his country is ready to collaborate with the Osun State government to promote agriculture, mining and tourism.

Valasquez-Caraballo, who described the agriculture exhibition as fruitful, rewarding and adventurous, said no effort would be spared to partner Osun towards actualising its objectives.

He said: “We’ve come to Osun to deliberate on some of the areas in which we can collaborate and strengthen bilateral relationship.”

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