The Ondo State Development and Investment Promotion Agency has commended the state government and other stakeholders who have contributed to the Federal Government’s approval of the deep seaport to be established in the state.
According to The PUNCH, the operating license for the port was approved during the recent Federal Executive Council meeting held at the State House in Abuja. This means that the project will commence very soon.
In a statement issued on Friday by its Chief Executive Officer, Mr Gbenga Badejo, ONDIPA hailed the approval of the port project as the most significant breakthrough for Ondo State since its establishment.
The statement commended the state governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, for his efforts in securing approval from the Federal Government. It further noted that the seaport project in the state will bring about a positive change in the state’s economic development narrative.
According to the statement, “As the agency that drives investment and economic development in Ondo State, ONDIPA can confirm that Governor Akeredolu and the State Executive Council behave like pilgrims on a mission to put in place a development trajectory that many generations to come will be proud of.
“His courage to lay a solid foundation for the economic development of the state is legendary because he is committed to that cause without counting the cost.”
It was also reported that Badejo expressed gratitude to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), the Minister of Transportation, Muazu Sambo and the Minister of State for Transportation, Prince Ademola Adegoroye for their effort in making the project a reality.
In his words, “The President and his ministers have demonstrated unequivocally that they are interested in creating opportunities for many people to be employed, and for Ondo State to prosper.”