Gov.Abiodun Raises Fresh Hope On Ogun Joining League Of Oil Producing States In Nigeria - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, December 1, 2023

Gov.Abiodun Raises Fresh Hope On Ogun Joining League Of Oil Producing States In Nigeria

Governor Dapo Abiodun has raised fresh hope of Ogun State  joining the league of oil producing states in Nigeria, saying his administration discussions on exploration for oil in Tongeji Island in Ipokia and Olokola in  Ogun Waterside Local Government Areas of the state respectively, are in top gear 

Prince Abiodun revealed this during his  presentation of the year 2024 Appropriation Bill christiened "Budget of Sustained Growth and Development" at  the Ogun State House of Assembly in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the State capital 

"Discussions are ongoing regarding the exploration of oil in Tongeji Island, Ipokia Local Government Area, and Olokola, in Ogun Water-Side Local Government Area, respectively. We are confident that very soon, we will be given frontier status and will soon join the league of oil-producing states, "he stated 

Abiodun also disclosed that his administration in preparation for its new status as an oil producing state has established the Ministry of Mineral Resources saddled with the responsibility of overseeing the general administration and operation of the natural resources that abound in the state.

He also revealed that his administration has established the Ministry of Energy to take advantage of the constitutional amendment that allows sub-national governments to participate in the energy sector.

The governor, who also disclosed that an Education Summit would be held in the first quarter of  2024, said that numerous challenges facing the sector would be considered with a view to repositioning education in the state.

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