UAE Promises Boost For Osun Economy As Oyetola Meets Envoy



The United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the weekend offered to partner Osun State to boost the state’s economy

According to a statement by the state government, a deal is being worked out following a meeting in Abuja between Governor Gboyega Oyetola and Ambassador Fahad Al Taffaq.

The envoy, who hosted the governor, promised to support the state’s dry sea port, its agriculture development plans and to explore “further ways to support the state in the short, medium and long term.”

Al Taffaq promised to visit the state next month to assess its economic advantages, adding that “we want to see how we can add value to our peoples.”


He invited Osun State to next year’s Dubai Investment Forum, “which is biggest investment event in Dubai and attended by major investors worldwide.”

The envoy said 30 businessmen from UAE would be visiting Nigeria and explained that the biggest business between Nigeria and UAE is in gold trade. He said the majority of gold in his country comes from Nigeria

Governor Oyetola told the envoy that Osun has gold in abundance and looking to partner with investors to see that the gold deposit translates to the economic advantage of the state and its people.


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