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May 29, 2024

Ekiti Engages Bank of Industry on Strategic Development of Agriculture, Others

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, yesterday, engaged in a crucial meeting with the leadership of the Bank of Industry (BOI) Limited, led by Dr. Olasupo Olusi, in Lagos in order to foster robust development in the state, including agricultural development.

AgroNigeria gathered that the deliberations revolved around forging prospective collaborations in crucial sectors such as youth empowerment, agricultural revitalisation, women’s empowerment, and infrastructural advancement, among others.

While addressing journalists after the strategic session, Oyebanji emphasized his unwavering commitment to engaging both governmental and non-governmental organizations and agencies in realizing the developmental goals of the state.

According to him, a strategic partnership with the BOI is crucial in actualising his administration’s shared prosperity agenda.

Oyebanji expressed optimism in the anticipated outcomes of the collaborative efforts, foreseeing positive results in the near future.

His words: “Bank of industry is very critical to our shared prosperity agenda. I can only expect a better collaboration, the critical government officials would be here to take this discussion further. I am extremely excited because of the opportunities it offers our people.”

He lauded the bank’s management for its array of programmes and initiatives, stressing that the people of Ekiti state were eager for increased presence of federal government agencies and development partners in the state.

In his own remarks, Olusi said the bank is committed to the collaboration between it and Ekiti, even as he lauded Oyebanji’s development agenda for the state.

“We will ensure a stronger collaboration between the Ekiti state government and the Bank of Industry.

For Governor Oyebanji to be here demonstrates the strong interest in developing the state. Different areas of development have been discussed and we will follow up,” Olusi added.

Other dignitaries present at the meeting included; the Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning and Performance Management, Mr Niyi Adebayo and his Industry, Trade and Investment counterpart, Mrs Tayo Adeola as  well as the management team of the bank.

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