Speaker, State of Osun House of Assembly, Hon. Najeem Salaam has asserted that economic restructuring that would steer the country from import dependent regime to productive nation should be the blueprint of the nation’s restructuring.
In his Independence day message signed by his spokesman, Mr. Goke Butika, Salaam said, it was obvious that the mantra of restructuring means different things to different people; depending on their affected interest, saying that it is thes rough edges in governance that are hindering deliveries as promised which led to renewed agitation.
He said that the attention given to non-oil sector like agriculture and taxation appears to have brought new thinking, saying there should economic restructuring in such a way that agriculture and petroleum net resources would be exported.
He canvassed strategies on manufacturing companies that could provide jobs for the unemployed.
Salaam further stressed that if economic opportunities are created for the restless youths, if corruption is brought to a considerable low and justice is delivered on all spheres of influence, the nation would be better off.
The speaker eulogised the people of Osun for their steadfastness and supports for Governor Rauf Aregbesola administration, noting that the rate at which the state got elevated in terms of development and provision of infrastructure in the last seven years has shown that the nation’s independence is worth celebrating.