Monday, February 27, 2017 7.20pm/Proshare WebTV
Notable Nigerian financial analyst and CEO Proshare Nigeria Limited, Mr Olufemi Awoyemi has charged the South West States, to develop and leverage on their core-competencies even as they collaborate and cooperate, to boost socio-economic growth in the region.
Mr Awoyemi stressed this at the second edition of the 2017 South West Governors Innovation conference, organized by the DAWN Commission in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The keynote speaker believed the States in the South-West, should look inward and identify their areas of core competencies, which has to be harnessed and developed to become competitive economies.
He said the State governments must clearly understand the difference between routine governance and innovation, which is vital to service delivery across the region.
Speaking about strategic governance, Awoyemi urged the S’West Governor’s forum to invest in the creative and knowledge economy that empowers and provides immense opportunities for the youth in the nation.
According to him “For Africa to rise, it’s going to happen through the youth and technology”. He harped on the need for the governments to invest in the future, thereby giving priority to youth development.
In her remarks the Deputy Governor of Ogun Mrs Yetunde Onanuga who represented the Governor Senator Ibikunle Amosun, said the people of Ogun State will continue to be trailblazers in the development of the South-West region of Nigeria.
Mrs Onanuga said the Region must see the States as artificial boundaries. She described the conference organized by the DAWN Commission, as an opportunity for the collective development of the South-West.
The Deputy Governor assured stakeholders that Ogun State will continue to push policies that will improve the welfare of its citizens.
Giving the opening remarks the Director-General of the DAWN Commission Mr Dipo Famakinwa, asserted that the essence of the South-West Governors Innovation conference, was cascading reforms that will develop the region.
The Speakers of Ogun, Osun and Ekiti States in their goodwill messages, made a strong case for regional cooperation and development that cuts across political ideologies.
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