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Oyetola kicks off juice production firm in Osogbo for employment opportunities

By Tunji Omofoye, Osogbo
25 January 2021   |   4:04 am
Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola, at the weekend, inaugurated the construction work of a juice production firm.

Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola, at the weekend, inaugurated the construction work of a juice production firm.

The company, owned by Collins Crown Limited, is sited at the Omoluabi Free Trade Zone, Osogbo.

The governor, while re-affirming his administration’s commitment to improving the ease of doing business and eliminate identifiable bottlenecks that can discourage investors, said the siting of the juice production company in Osogbo was apt, as the state is economically endowed with great potential for fruits harvest, adding that the administration was poised to harness Osun’s potentials in all sectors for maximum socio-economic gains.

Oyetola said that the state under his watch had successfully nurtured the economy to support the dreams of entrepreneurs by providing the requisite infrastructure to support their efforts while putting in place the right policy framework to facilitate hitch-free business experience.

He noted that the construction of the company was in line with the administration’s commitment to ensuring that the massive investment opportunities available in the state are taken advantage of by investors.

The governor said that the new company would open window of employment opportunities for the teeming citizens, particularly the unemployed youths.

Earlier, the state’s Commissioner for Commerce, Industry, Co-operatives and Empowerment, Dr. Bode Olaonipekun, said the establishment of the juice industry would break the jinx of reviving the moribund free trade zone to maximum capacity.

He gave assurance of the government’s utmost support to ensure the success of the project, as the ministry would continue to provide enabling environment for investments to thrive.

In his remark, the Timi of Ede, Oba Munirudeen Adesola Lawal, commended Oyetola for being committed to socio-economic and infrastructural development of the state since inception of his administration.

He expressed optimism that the juice production company would contribute significantly to the economy of the state.

Chairman of the firm, Mr. Kola Adeyemo, said the company was prepared to ensure successful completion and take-off of the project, noting that all needed facilities were on ground.

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