By Olasunkanmi Akoni & Moses Nosike
In his determination to turn around the fortunes of Ondo State and attract investors, the State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko is to flag off the Friends of the State Gathering, a public- private sector-led initiative that would facilitate rapid socio-economic transformation of the State.
According to the Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Mr. Kolawole Olabisi, the governor will flag off the Friends of the State Gathering at the Civic Centre at Victoria Island, Lagos on Tuesday, May 25, 2010. Olabisi stressed that the Friends of the State Gathering would be the precursor of the 3rd Ondo State Economic Summit which will hold in Akure later in the year.
Quoting the Chairman of the Economic Summit Group, Mr. Abimbola Oladapo, the project goals of the gathering include among others, the creation of an atmosphere of interaction for all stakeholders in the development of Ondo State; unfolding the economic agenda of the governor; creating a veritable avenue to secure leverages and commitments of all stakeholders toward the realization of the vision of the Olusegun Mimikoâ€™s administration; solicit for a partnership and commitment of the stakeholders for the successful hosting of the 3rd Ondo State Economic Summit as well as providing an avenue for Dr Mimiko to announce the forthcoming 3rd Ondo State Economic Summit.