The Osun government on Thursday launched a 10-year development plan aimed at improving the economy of the state as well as human capital.
The unveiling takes place five days before the end of Rauf Aregbesola’s tenure as governor of the state.
Olalekan Yinusa, the state’s commissioner for economic planning, budget and development, said the Osun Development Plan 2019-2028 was hinged on four pillars of economic development, capital development and security, infrastructure development and environmental sustainability.
Yinusa said the plan projected that the state would become a place “where all generations yet unborn would be proud of”.
According to the commissioner, a common vision and mission had been “carefully and succinctly” captured in the document for the economic growth of the state.
“The state’s vision is to be a prosperous state in a secure and sustainable
“While the mission is to promote sustainable development through pragmatic, transparent, accountable and inclusive governance that mobilises human and material resources toward making the state a socio-economic and cultural hub of Nigeria.”
He added that the roadmap to decisively address diverse strategic issues of widespread unemployment, low productivity, infrastructural deficit and low agricultural productivity is clearly defined in the plan.
The commissioner noted that the plan was fundamentally different from previous plans in terms of preparation, comprehensiveness of content and implementation strategy.
Yinusa said the plan evolved from past development plans, with critical inclusion of materials of current and future developmental relevance.
Earlier, Aregbesola had said if successive governments could follow the plan, the state would ultimately emerge the best in the country.
The governor said his administration had laid a solid foundation for the growth and development of the state.