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Group tasks Oyo Gov-elect on economic summit

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THE Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) has charged  Oyo State Governor-elect, Mr Seyi Makinde to convene an economic summit to enable him shore up the economic fortune of the state.

CCII, an umbrella body of all Ibadan Indigenes, made the unanimous call at a town hall meeting organised as part of activities marking the Ibadan Cultural Festival, 2019.

Discussants at the meeting noted that the outgoing administration in the state did not hold any economic summit to brainstorm ways to generate revenue for welfare economy across the state.

The discussants who were; Dr. Tunde Olatunji, Asiwaju Femi Jegede, Alhaji Abiola Ali and Mr Bello Ibrahim, noted that the economic potential of the state is huge, hence, the need for the incoming governor to create an economic team to drive his programme.

They encouraged him to leverage on the agric potential, tourism, road network, education, health care and provide tax incentives to business owners.

In a remark, President General, CCII,  Yemi Soladoye who noted that Seyi Makinde is an Ibadan indigene, assured him of CCII supports to deliver his campaign promises.

Chief Soladoye added that the blueprints were essential for the formulation of the economic team as well as the guidelines for attaining an economic buoyant state.

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