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Osemawe Meets Ondo Young Entrepreneurs, Urges Sustainable Economic Development of Ondo Kingdom

As part of his effort to create wealth/jobs and boost Ondo local economy, Oba Dr. Adesimbo Ademefun Kiladejo Jilo 111, CFR, the Osemawe and Paramount Ruler of Ondo Kingdom met with young entrepreneurs of Ondo extraction, captains of industries, financial experts, academics, PR/Marketing gurus, politicians, boardroom gurus, bloggers, creative writers, ICT experts, Ondos in diaspora,  leadership of Ondo Ekimogun Youth Congress, Community Watch, opinion moulders etc to chart a new pathway to sustainable economic development of Ondo community.

The event which took place on Friday, 6th December, 2019 at the Osemawe Multipurpose Hall within the palace attracted young and vibrant entrepreneurs of Ondo attraction from all walks of life. In his address, Oba Kiladejo appreciated the readiness of Ondo people at  home and diaspora to develop the community. He said he cannot be more happy to see young Ondo entrepreneurs come together to deliberate on better to move the community forward

The monarch said the palace has held many of such meetings in the past with various groups and professional bodies in the community but not with the young entrepreneurs resident in the community. He said the interest of the of the palace at this time is is geared towards sustainable security, youth and economic development.

Oba Kiladejo said the economic development of the community rest on how innovative its young and active citizens can be in this 21st century. He urged them to patronize made in Ondo products and be good ambassadors at all spheres of life. He also promised the inclusion of talented young people in the planning and celebration of annual Ekimogun Day. Ekimogun Business Group was proposed by the Osemawe to come up with a working document on Ondo Economic Development.

So many participants took turns to express their minds. But Com. Olubodun Tayo Marcus , the Executive Director, Centre for Sustainable Grassroots Development noted that Ondo Kingdom is blessed with a lot of tourism and hospitality business potentials that must be tapped into. He also opined that Ondo as a community and people must explore the economic viability of their numerous festivals, events and tourist attraction sites it has. He urged that the sector should be considered as a key factor to the economic development of Ondo Kingdom.

Finally, a five(5) man committee was constituted namely: Barrister Henry Akingbesote, Com. Olusola Akinbinu, Mr. Dave's Akinbote, Mrs. Bukola Akinkuolie and Com. Olubodun Tayo Marcus to draft the communiqué as a blueprint for the actualization of plans deliberated in the meeting.

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