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Akeredolu Visits Buhari, Wants Deep Seaport In Ondo | The Precision

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•Governor Akeredolu and Dr. Fayemi during Tuesday’s meeting with President Buhari
•Governor Akeredolu and Dr. Fayemi during Tuesday’s meeting with President Buhari

 

 •What I discussed with the President – Obiano
Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on
Tuesday called on the Federal Government to take advantage of the
natural resources in the state by establishing deep seaport in Ondo.

Akeredolu made the call when he fielded questions from State House
correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu
Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“We are asking that the country takes advance of the natural
resources in Ondo State and we have a seaport that is very germane to
our export activities in particular, our mineral deposits which we have
in large number and then we need to have a deep sea manning port and
Ondo states well suited for it.
“So we impressed this on Mr. President on what we believe will be a
lasting legacy if we are able to accomplish it in his own time,” he said
Akeredolu said that the seaport, if operational, would cater for the
volume of mineral resources meant for export across the country.
He said: “No, you just look at the volume of natural resources that we are exporting through any port in Nigeria.
“The total volume which is still not so high, the moment it gets high
we will need a deep seaport where we will even have a modern ship
berth.
“We do not have anywhere in this country today where big ship can berth, not in Lagos or Calabar.
“That is why what you see is that so many of the ships will berth in
the high sea while the smaller ones will be used to take the goods there
or bring the goods from the ship. And that is why we need a deep
seaport where the biggest ship in the world can berth and that is Ondo
State.”
Governor Willy Obiano of Anambra State, who also met with the
President, urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to
be unbiased to have a free and fair gubernatorial election in the
state.
He assured that all the necessary measures were being taken to
guarantee peaceful election, adding that he was confident of winning the
election.
He assured that all the necessary measures were being taken to
guarantee peaceful election, adding that he was confident of winning the
election.
“Anambra remains the safest state in Nigeria today; we don’t have cases of kidnapping, armed robbery or similar crimes.
“We have been firmly in control of that state and will continue to do so throughout my tenure as governor.
“I’m very confident that I will win the forthcoming election with a
landslide. All we want is for the empire to be unbiased. “A free and
fair election is what we want and we will get the result,” he added.
Obiano, who described his meeting with the president as “very
fruitful’’, said “the President likes governors who are delivering
dividends of democracy to their people.
“He likes governors who work hard; who are delivering what people can
see and are delivering dividends of democracy to their people. That is
what the president wants.” 
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