Wealth creation: Oyebanji parleys Belgium on technology, agric, intellectual capacity

Ekiti state governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, Wednesday, said his administration is building blocks for mutual bilateral relationships between the state and developed countries in order to turn around the fortunes of its citizens.

Governor Oyebanji stated this at a meeting with the Belgium Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Pieter Leenknegt at the Belgium Embassy in Abuja.

The meeting held Wednesday and potential areas of collaboration were discussed.

Governor Oyebanji who was accompanied by some state officials, including Commissioner for Budget, Economic Planning and Performance Management, Mr Niyi Adebayo and Commissioner for Finance, Mr Akin Oyebode and DG office of partnership, Biodun Oyeleye, highlighted some critical areas of the state’s 30 – year development plan.

He stated that the state government has a clear vision of opportunities in the areas of ecosystem innovation, technology, renewable energy, environmental management and agricultural production and exportation as well as intellectual capacity development for wealth creation.

“Our vision for Ekiti state is clear: Despite the various challenges, indices and factors including that we are landlocked, we are committed to exploring and leveraging opportunities in ecosystem innovation, technology, renewable energy, and agricultural production. Collaboration with developed nations is crucial for the actualisation of our 30-year development plan and ensure sustainable growth and prosperity for our people.”

The governor highlighted the state’s substantial investments in social programs, commercial agriculture, and various intervention initiatives aimed at boosting the purchasing power of Ekiti’s citizens stressing the necessity of international collaboration to fully realize the state’s ambitious 30-year development plan.