The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Thursday, stated discussions are in high gear with the exploration of oil in Tongeji Island and Olokola in Ipokia and Ogun Waterside Local Government Areas of the state respectively.
The governor famous that the state would quickly be given the frontier standing and be a part of the league of oil-producing states within the nation.
Prince Abiodun said this, throughout the presentation of the 12 months 2024 Appropriation Bill christiened “Budget of Sustained Growth and Development” on the Ogun State House of Assembly.
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The governor stated: “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.”
Abiodun additionally disclosed that his administration in preparation for its new standing as an oil producing state has established the Ministry of Mineral Resources saddled with the duty of overseeing the final administration and operation of the pure assets that abound within the state.
He additionally disclosed that his administration has established the Ministry of Energy to reap the benefits of the constitutional modification that permits sub-national governments to take part within the power sector.
The governor, who additionally disclosed that an Education Summit could be held within the first quarter of 2024, stated that quite a few challenges going through the sector could be thought of with a view to repositioning training within the state.
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