Friday, 27 June 2014

Osun 2014: I’ll promote entrepreneurship —Omisore

OSUN State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Iyiola Omisore, has said that as a governor, he would promote entrepreneurship and develop viable human capital to improve on the teaching of Information and Communication Technology (ITC) in schools. To achieve this, he said he would retrain the state teachers for more focused and oriented understanding of multi- functional applications in ICT learning, so as to share and promote innovative approaches in all sectors. Disclosing this in a release, the President, Iyiola Omisore Organisation-Diaspora Support Forum UK (IOO-DSFUK), Dr Johnson Olukotun, said Omisore’s desire to develop the ICT came as a result of “his entrepreneurship spirit and passion for people to succeed in their respective endeavours. He said Omisore “believes in the growth of social and business entrepreneurships,” adding that “in Osun State, 45 per cent of our citizens are aged between 18 and 40, which is a highly technologically sound group.” “Some young people of Osun, most of which were unemployed who came together as OYSF pioneers, after approaching Omisore for support, had their lives transformed and had also influenced career development of generations of other young peoples who are now budding entrepreneurs in the state,” Olukotun stated in the release. As an elected governor, he said: “Omisore will focus on four key areas: Access to capital, to markets, to talent, and to technology. These are the conditions I believe are ‘must-haves’ in order for entrepreneurs to thrive wherever they are in the world.” In his strategic plans for Osun state’s economic development, Senator Omisore, according to Olukotun, will promote partnership, since the 21st century Osun State that we envisaged needs to be owned by all; everyone has a role to play.” “The people of Osun State have a history of engagement in their own future, therefore, partnership with a broad range of non-state actors, including the private sector, faith based organisations, professional associations, civil societies, communities and citizens is key for success.” “Going by to global economic indices, roughly 70 per cent of new jobs globally and as much as 90 percent in some emerging economies come from new and small businesses. Those are stand-up-and-take-notice kinds of numbers, especially when you consider the economic health of the world,” Olukotun said in the release. “We will focus on the youth, because we need successful young people. We will therefore provide economic environment for them to make the best of the investment in their education, working with dignity to achieve their goals and purpose,” Omisore was quoted to have said in the release.

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