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Osun is set to witness social/economic transformation ~ Says Osun Dep.Gov

Deputy Governor State of Osun Mr Benedict Alabi has said on Tuesday that the state would witness tremendous social and economic transformation during the second year of Governor Gboyega Oyetola's administration.

Mr Alabi disclosed this while charting with newsmen  shortly after he had featured on an OSBC Radio programme "Oyato".

He submitted that the first year of Governor Gboyega Oyetola's administration witnessed serious turn around in the areas of health, security, mining and infrastructure.

He said that the social/economic development of the state led the present administration into the recently concluded 3 day Osun Economic and Investment Summit.

According to him, the summit has begun to yield positive results with the good reponse  from both local and foreign investors.

The State of Osun Deputy Governor disclosed that the executive order issued by the Governor on the immediate establishment of Osun Investment
Promotion Agency is a tactical way of opening the state and its endowment to all round growth.

"We have had a lot of good response and support  from both local and foreign investors and business partners as a result of the summit we held recently and one of them is American Embassy in Nigeria.

"The US embassy in Nigeria is now partnering with us for business and economic development and it has shown readiness to come to the state and partner us and to meet with  a lot of people on SMEs in the state which means they have seen the potential of the state.

"We have purchased about 20 Armoured personnel carriers and another 20 security patrol vehicles with security gadgets and we have redesigned our security architecture in order to improve on security".

"All these and many we have done, our roads are being rehabilitated, our hospitals and primary health centers are being revitalized.

"When we revitalize our hospitals and health centers, we have to employ many people to work there and we have to equip those facilities with drugs and necessary medical equipments and all these we have done and we shall continue to do to ensure proper health care delivery for the benefit of our people.

"So what we are expecting in the second year is a second level because it is like when you have planted something, you will want it to germinate and so you will all see the manifestation coming out of what we have done in the first year, Mr Alabi concluded.

The Deputy Governor had earlier while featuring on the programme appreciated the good people of the state for the trust and confidence they have in the present administration and for their unalloyed support at all.

He however urged the people to continue to play their own part by paying their taxes and levels regularly to support the government in the effort of  bringing a  desired development to the state.

Mr Alabi assured that Governor Gboyega Oyetola's administration would not rest on its oars in fulfilling all the promises made to the people of Osun.

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