Ogun Govt Reveals Plan To Resuscitate Olokola Seaport Project - EDU-BIZNEWS


Monday, May 20, 2024

Ogun Govt Reveals Plan To Resuscitate Olokola Seaport Project

Ogun State  Government says  efforts are in top gear to resuscitate the Olokola Seaport, as well as initiate other developmental projects, with a view to developing the state, particularly Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of the state.

Deputy Governor Noimot Salako-Oyedele
Engr. Salako-Oyedele who revealed the plan during the 5th coronation anniversary of the Osobia of Makun-Omi Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Oba Kazeem Salami, at Makun-Omi Motor park, Ayegbami, said Prince Dapo Abiodun-led administration remained committed to developing the area, as well as tap into potential and natural resources of the local government.

“We are working with Afrexim and Arise to resuscitate that project among other projects that we have to bring to Ogun Waterside in the next three years, as a way of fulfilling our pledges to the people of Ogun Waterside, support it to develop and to harness the natural resources that Ogun waterside has, be it in agriculture, oil, gas and the natural draft of the Deep sea port”, she assured 

While noting that the Area was blessed with natural resources, the Deputy–Governor assured the people that, as the Chairman Ogun State Boundary Committee, Ogun would not lose a square meter of its land to neighbouring states.

She congratulated the monarch, saying his 5th year on the throne had brought development, peace and harmony to the town and prayed that God would spear his life to celebrate more.

Also speaking, the State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Hon. Sesan Fagbayi, expressed the commitment of the state government in promoting the social cultural heritage of the state, lauded the celebrant for the developmental strides in Makun and its environs since his ascension to the throne, while praying for long life to celebrate more years on the throne.

On his part, Chairman, Ogun Waterside Local Government, Hon. Mudashiru Adekunle, represented by his vice, Princess Bisoye Philips, congratulated the King, describing him as a traditional ruler who promotes peace and harmony in Makun-Omi and its environs.

In his remarks, Oba Salami commended the state government for its support, expressing optimism that Makun Omi would soon become a major industrial hub in the state.

Earlier, Chairman, Anniversary Committee, Otunba Gbenga Onayiga, appreciated well-wishers for identifying with the monarch, calling on sons and daughters of the area to tap into the rich cultural heritage of Makun Omi to further boost the tourist sector.

Highlight of the event was conferment of chieftaincy titles on new chiefs and cutting of the anniversary cake.


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