The Osun Osogbo Festival will for the first time incorporate job creation and entrepreneurship initiatives as some companies and commercial organisations have built a collaboration to boost job creation, entrepreneurship, commerce and business in Osun State usong the festival as a platform.
The organisations in the partnership include: MTN Nigeria, Coca Cola, BOVAS, Grand OAK, Adron Homes and the Osun State Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (OSUCCIMA) in conjunction with the Osun State Government, Osun State Heritage Council and Esquire Global.
The Lead Consultant of Esquire Global, which is the official marketing firm of this year’s festival, Mr. Tunde Muraina, in a statement in Ibadan on Sunday, disclosed that OSUCCIMA has introduced a product named Community Day Cultural Festival for employment and job opportunities, noting that the product would include Virtual Expo, Virtual Job and Global Trade Mission to the festival.
He explained that the initiative would be a continuous collaboration as sponsors and exhibitiors would be able to showcase their products and services at a virtual exhibition booth, stressing that stakeholders would connect, collaborate and promote both live and on-demand anytime and anywhere for jobs and business opportunities.
According to the statement, the eZ-Xpo as a solution provider would join forces with OSUCCIMA to provide a series of e-tools to situate the chamber of commerce system within the context of the 21st Century digital economy through virtual trade show technologies.
Muraina pointed out that community leaders, party leaders, Nigerians in the Diaspora, industry leaders, entrepreneurs and investors that cannot attend the festival to participate will connect remotely on their device to save cost and travelling time.
The OSUCCIMA partnership commitment was given by its
The Acting Director-General of OSUCCIMA, Chief Jide Falohun, explained that the vision of the collaboration was to ensure that the festival also provides a platform for job creation, entrepreneurship, commerce and business in Osun State.