Adeleke meets Osun lawmakers, plans to domesticate Start-Up Act

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The Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke on Monday disclosed plans to domesticate Nigeria’s Start-Up Act in the state.

Adeleke, who made the disclosure during a meeting with the state lawmakers, led by the Speaker, Timothy Owoeye, said he would soon submit a bill to the effect to the state lawmakers.

He explained that his administration intended to domesticate the act for easy access to local and international support for youth entrepreneurs in the state.

The governor, who also expressed the belief that the visit would strengthen the bond of partnership between the legislature and the executive arm, commended the open arms of a fellowship from the lawmakers.

A statement by the spokesperson to the governor, Olawale Rasheed, quoting the governor further read, “I also want to use this opportunity to give a hint about the legislative agenda of our administration.

“First, we want to support genuine upgrades of facilities at the State House of Assembly Complex. It is a task I am committed to.

“Secondly, I will soon be submitting some executive bills for the consideration of the legislature. The first bill is about Nigeria’s Start-Up Act.


“My administration wants it domesticated so we can access local and international support for our youth entrepreneurs. The bill will align Osun with federal efforts and open doors for our start-up innovators to get easy funding.

“I will be fair to all under the rule of law and due process, I call for closer partnership. Let us push ahead with strong collaboration in the best interest of our people.”

Speaking earlier, the Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Owoeye promised to partner with the governor to move the state forward.

He further said, “we are here to pay a courtesy call and also to tell you that we are joining hands with you to move the state forward.

“We are putting politics aside. All that matters to us is how best we can join hands with you to develop our state.

“We can see that your administration has already commenced working. We pray that God will continue to strengthen you.”