Oluwole Ige – Osogbo
Osun government has said that policies, programmes and infrastructures that will totally deemphasise its reliance on monthly allocation from Abuja were already in place, such that in the next five years, the state would gain financial independence.
Making this disclosure on Sunday, while receiving the Young Mandate Group, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Lani Baderinwa averred that “foundation for economic prosperity is gradually being built in Osun and we are working assiduously to attain a glorious height economically.”
He said “Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s administration has provided and invested heavily on profitable and lasting infrastructure that has been enhancing and continue to uplift the economy of the state.”
Describing good infrastructure as the bedrock of socio-economic development, Baderinwa posited that the massive road networks put in place by Aregbesola’s administration have been helpful in connecting people, drive commerce and maintain global competitiveness.”
He expressed optimism that “the road construction would in no time reduce costs in many economic sectors in the state by providing better accessibility to markets, increasing employment, bringing in foreign investment and improving global presence in the state.”
While contending that Aregbesola had laid solid foundation for economic development of the state, Baderinwa government’s efforts were already yielding positive result with the recent agreement signed with Turkish government to partner Osun on trade, commerce and industrial revolution.”
He further asserted that “the Turkish government has agreed to support the state in completing the MKO Abiola International Airport in Ido-Osun, stating that the airport when completed will aid the state’s economy.”
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