By Nofisat Adeoye
The State Government of Osun has concluded plans to hold a Regional Youth Summit in December, 2017.
The summit themed, ” West 2040: Productivity, Prosperity and Peace” is scheduled to hold between December 12 and 13 at Atlantis Civic Center in Osogbo, the State capital.
In a release signed by the Senior Special Assistance to the Governor on Regional Integration, Mr Wale Alabi stated that Governors of Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Ogun, Ondo, Lagos States are expected at the event.
He explained the programme is an agenda for youth in the region to discuss the future of the region.
According to Alabi, the event is a regional strategy for youth development.
“Regional Integration is a process in which neighboring states enter into an agreement in order to upgrade cooperation through common institutions and rules.
“The two days Summit is aimed at engaging the youths as stakeholders in Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) to contribute through a robust discussion ideas which could foster amicable relationship among the people of the west and bring human and capital development.
“As we all know that our amiable governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola is fully committed to the integration of the west because he believes it is the only way the region can fully explore its potentials for the benefit of all.” Alabi added.