The Governor of the state of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola stated this at the 2014 Lagos International Trade Fair held at the Trade Fair Complex, Lagos.
Speaking through the Commissioner for Commerce, Industry, Cooperatives and Empowerment, Mr. Ismaila Jayeoba-Alagbada, the Governor said it is an open secret that, the global economy is facing huge challenges but in the state of Osun, the economic ship has remained afloat through divine providence and the sagacity, ingenuity and immense resource management adopted by his administration.
The trade fair with the theme: Promoting the Nigerian Economy as a Preferred Investment Destination” is to engender Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre, global operators in commerce and industry to impact our national economy positively.
The Governor stressed that the present administration has provided some facilities such as construction and rehabilitation of roads, establishment of a mid-regional market, tagged O-Hub at Dagbolu, rehabilitation and modernization of the old railway station, establishment of modern and international markets to sustain commercial, industrial and overall economic development.
He further stated that, the efforts of the State Government in the area of industrial promotion is yielding fruitful results, as there have been an upsurge in the number of industrial investors who had indicated their intention to establish their businesses in the state.
The Commissioner therefore, on behalf of the Governor congratulated the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry for another successful fair. He later assured them of Osun cooperation in all efforts to place our dear country and her constituent States on a path of sustainable economic development.