First Bank of Nigeria has pledged support and readiness to partner with Osun in mining so as to boost the state economy and improve employment opportunities in the state.
The Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of First Bank Nigeria Plc, Mr Adesola Kazeem Adeduntan, made this pledge on Thursday during a courtesy visit by the First Bank Team to Osun State Governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola at the Governor’s Office in Osogbo.
Adeduntan said the bank has noticed the increased activities of Osun in mining, and as a result of the awareness created during the Summit held in the state last year, the commercial Bank is ready to lend its to the state government.
He expressed the bank’s gratitude to the the Governor and the state for the conducive business environment the First Bank has enjoyed over the years.
In his response, Governor Oyetola expressed lauds First Bank for its readiness to partner with the state in Mining sector.
“I truly appreciate the support of First Bank of Nigeria over the years and today’s visit by the Managing Director of this reputable bank. It is also heartwarming that First Bank is ready to support Osun’s mining sector.
“I assure you that Osun is ready and determined to explore and move its mining sector from artisanal into the realm of corporate investment. Fortunately, we have received very encouraging response from within and outside Nigeria.
The state is blessed with billion-dollar worth of mineral deposits and this administration is working round the clock the convert them into palpable and usable resources to improve both the economy of the State and the standard of living of the citizens.
We have all the required documents to excite local international investors and we will work with them to realize our dream of an enviable mining sector in Osun.” Oyetola said.