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Ekiti News reports that Rt. Hon. Taiwo Olatunbosun, the Ekiti State Commissioner for Information, has said that Governor Biodun Oyebanji’s recent stakeholders’ engagement in Abuja will enhance growth and development in the state.

The Commissioner while speaking in Ado Ekiti on the outcome of the meeting described the engagement as a crucial component of the policy of inclusion and partnership with stakeholders, aimed at ensuring sustainable development in the State.

He explained that the meeting was attended by over 300 people, included prominent figures such as the first Executive Governor of the State, Otunba Niyi Adebayo; Senate Leader, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele; Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr. Dele Alake; Senators Yemi Adaramodu and Cyril Fasuyi; Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adeoye Aribasoye; Permanent Secretary of the State House, Engr. Funsho Adebiyi; Senator Olubunmi Adetunmbi; members of the State Executive Council; as well as over 250 senior public servants and members of the organized private sector from Ekiti in Abuja.

Rt. Hon. Olatunbosun highlighted that the meeting was strategically planned to foster shared understanding and enhance collaboration with key stakeholders, aiming to improve the effectiveness of government operations.

The Commissioner noted that the meeting aided a continuous and improved connection with all parties and provided a robust opportunity for exchange of ideas, stressing that the focus is to continually network various players in the society for the benefit of all and good governance.

He said “Governor Oyebanji’s strict adherence to the democratic principle of inclusiveness is ensuring that an average Ekiti person, anywhere, wherever they live, must have a say in the governance of the State and have the opportunity to participate to contribute to the growth of prosperity of Ekiti.

“The Governor, while briefing them of the activities of his administration from inception, spoke extensively on the six strategic pillars of his administration and how we have been able to change the narratives through the people oriented, people focused and the peoples welfare that government has been able to address.

“Mr. Governor has successfully taken the activities of his government to the doorstep of Ekiti indigenes in the Federal Capital with the programme, for them to be updated on the achievements of the administration.

“How we met Ekiti and what we have been able to do in terms of the limited resources available, what we have done in terms of economic growth, what we have done in term of the Internally Generated Revenue to reduce the dependency on monthly revenue allocation from the Federation account.

“It was also an opportunity for the Governor to interact and create a strong bond with the indigenes of Ekiti who are in strategic positions and can contribute to the growth and development of the State.”

The Commissioner emphasized the importance of collaboration in governance and highlighted potential benefits for the State including infrastructure development, increased investments, and enhanced national presence.

Rt. Hon. Olatunbosun while expressing gratitude to all stakeholders for their encouraging words, ideas, suggestions, and contributions during the meeting, reaffirmed the commitment of the Oyebanji administration to realizing the Governor’s Shared Prosperity vision through genuine collaboration with all stakeholders.

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