Obviously the governors wanted a board that will give a further pep to the investment board as the world braces up for the post-COVID-19 era, where it is expected that recession will be a hard nut to crack.
The meeting chaired by Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo State also approved the appointment of other members of the board. They are Mr. Segun Olujobi(Ekiti), Dr. Tola Kasali(Lagos), Chief Segun Ojo(Ondo), Seeni Adio Esq SAN(Oyo), and Otunba Bimbo Ashiru (Ogun).
Mr. Donald Ojogo, commissioner for information in Ondo State who issued the statement announcing the appointments said “the choices were made after a careful consideration of their wealth of experience, integrity and deep knowledge of the business environment.”
Aina, a recipient of the national award of CFR is a member of the Osun State Covid-19 Relief Committee. He is also the brain behind a similar committee put in place to help people of his home town of Otan Ayegbaju in Boluwaduro local government area of Osun state. Through the initiative, known as Otan Covid-19 Response Team, sons and daughters of the town pulled resources together and have given relief materials worth millions of naira to indigenes and non-indigenes of the town twice since the lockdown began.
Aina and his team would be expected to design and actualise programmes that will enhance efforts of the different state governments to lift their economies from the impact of coronavirus.
Last month, the governors, also in a virtual meeting owing to the coronavirus lockdown, dissolved the former board headed by Engr Olusola Akinwumi.