The Governor of Osun State, Gov Adegboyega Oyetola has commissioned a monumental Grand Resort and Industrial Park, owned by Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.
In his address to the gathering during the official opening of edifice in Ile-Ife, on Friday, at Resort and Industrial Park, Ajebamidele, Ile-Ife, Oyetola lauded Ooni for his exemplary passion for socioeconomic development, .
He said that the initiative would go a long way to complement the Administration’s efforts to leverage on the comparative advantage in tourism and culture, mining and agriculture.
According to him, the initiative is in line with the Administration’s Progressive Agenda which focused on revitalising the economy and stimulating the local socioeconomic indices for maximum growth.
The Governor acknowledged Oba Ogunwusi, for his love, exemplary leadership quality and passion for socioeconomic development of the State in general and the ancient city of Yoruba in particular.
Oyetola described the initiative as a round peg in a round hole, noted that the unveiling of the brand-new city of hubs, has been embedded to generate employment for the youths.
According to him, this would further impact positively to the lives of the citizenry as well help to showcase the rich cultural heritage and value of Ile-Ife.
The Executive Governor while commending the foremost traditional ruler for his noble vision for human capital development, particularly his inimitable passion for the youth.
He said that the execution of the park has further justified the traditional ruler’s love for development, saying that for anyone that familiar with Kabiyesi’s trajectory and passion for youth and socioeconomic development, this indeed would not come as a surprise.
“In 2019, he organised a Summit on Addressing Growing Youth Unemployment in Nigeria: The Significance of Made in Nigeria and Buy Nigeria, to rally Nigerians to patronise made-in-Nigeria goods.
“Ooni Ogunwusi donated motorised Local Fumigators to States across Nigeria during the Covid-19 pandemic.
” He also partnered with Afe Babalola on clinical research to develop drugs and vaccines to combat the Coronavirus pandemic.
“As a Government, we are immensely proud of your achievements since your assumption of the throne of your forefathers. This sprawling edifice is another worthy feather in this regard.
“This we are doing by leveraging, in the first instance, our comparative advantage in tourism and culture, mining and agriculture.
“Our infrastructure development plan is also carefully targeted at ensuring that we open up the latent economic potential of our towns by ensuring that our people are supported with the requisite social amenities for a decent living.
“Therefore, we are immensely grateful to Kabiyesi for joining forces with us to strengthen our economy.
“I urge other royal fathers to take a cue from Kabiyesi by using their influence and instrument of office to support the development of our State.
“Let me employ this medium to stress that initiatives such as Ooni is creating and attracting to Ile-Ife will only thrive and be sustainable in an atmosphere of peace.
“I therefore appeal to our youths and people to continue to allow peace to reign so that they can enjoy the dividends of the enterprise,” he added.
While appreciating, the Ooni lauded the governor for supporting private initiatives and for providing conducive atmosphere for private investments to strive.
The occasion was attended by traditional rulers, cultural icons, sons and daughters of Ile-Ife among others.
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