By Segun Giwa
Akure – Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has commended the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for various intervention programmes that lifted the country out of recession.
Akeredolu stated this on Friday in Akure when he received some officials of the bank who visited him in his office.
The governor, represented by his Deputy, Mr Agboola Ajayi, said as the manager of the nation’s economy, the apex bank should continue to be steadfast and play active roles in growing and rebuilding the nation’s economy towards sustainablity.
Akeredolu said the meeting was important because it provided a veritable platform for interaction between the state government and the CBN.
“It offers us the opportunity of gaining first hand information and useful insights on the abounding opportunities within the bank, which the state can explore to better the lots of her citizens,” he said.
Akeredolu noted that the state government would key into the numerous opportunities provided by the CBN such as the School Feeding programme, which provided employment for food vendors and income for farmers.
He expressed the determination of his government to improve on the already established relationship to open up the rural economy in the state.
Earlier, the leader of the CBN ‘s delegation, Mr Olumide Aina, urged the state government to improve on the level of its participation in the various intervention programmes of the bank.
Aina later made presentation on various intervention opportunities available in the bank.