Osun Federal Affairs Commissioner, Adenike Adeleke commences visits to foreign Embassies for mutual collaboration and partnership.

Osun Federal Affairs Commissioner, Adenike Adeleke commences visits to foreign Embassies for mutual collaboration and partnership.

Abuja- 26/01/2024

The Ministry of Federal Affairs under the leadership of the Honourable Commissioner, Mrs Adenike Adeleke, has commenced a series of visits to various embassies and foreign missions in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja with the sole purpose of exploring specific areas of mutual interest for collaboration and partnership with Osun state.

In a series of of scheduled visits, the Hon Commissioner visited the embassy of the United Arab Emirates this Thursday, 25th of January 2024. The Ambassador, His Excellency Salem Saeed AlShamsi welcomed the Honourable Commissioner and her team which included the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Federal Matters, Oluomo Abiodun Oladoyin, warmly and expressed his happiness at the robust relationship between his country and Nigeria, especially since the advent of the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The Hon Commissioner, Mrs Adeleke in her address enumerated specific areas of focus where Osun State would require collaborations, partnerships, and intervention such as – Women’s Education and Empowerment, premised on the fact that the Emirate is popularly known for equipping women globally on the knowledge of their countries economy, governance, and social development, and how to harness opportunities that come with them to the benefit of the women gender.
The Hon Commissioner also harped on collaborative efforts to boost the Production and Exportation of agricultural products from Osun State such as Cocoa.

In an earlier development, the State Government had announced the resuscitation of Cocoa Production and its industries in the state and sought global investors to partner with Osun State in a bid to grow the state’s economy and allow for ease of doing business with every intending investor.

One such area of collaboration which the Hon Commissioner also discussed was Artificial Intelligence(AI), and how the Emirate could aid in the development of technology hubs as part of the plans of the state ministry of science and technology to help the youths in states with acquire technological expertise and tech gateways for businesses. Participation in Seminars/ Workshops/ Exhibitions in the UAE, and Tourism development was also included as part of the discussions with His Excellency, the ambassador of UAE.

The ambassador, HE, Salem Saeed Alshamsi in his response expressed his country’s readiness for collaboration and partnership with Osun State in those specific areas. He further advised that the Honorable Commissioner should come up with proposals for that highlighted subject. He directed that his team of experts be ready to meet a similar team from Osun State at any time when the proposal is ready.

The SSA to Governor Adeleke on Federal matters, Oluomo Abiodun Oladoyin appreciated the Ambassador on behalf of the ministry for receiving them, he promised that the proposal would be made available in no distance time for effective collaboration and partnership.

Signed:
Media Unit,
Office of the Federal Affairs Commissioner,
Osun State.

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