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Ogun partners UK, South Africa over forest reserve, to revive Olokola LNG

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Dapo Abiodun. Photo/TWITTER/dabiodunMFR

Ogun State Government is presently working in partnership with the United Kingdom and the South African government to create a forest reserve in Ijebu-East Local Council of the state.

This is coming on the heels of a promise to work with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to revive the Olokola Liquefied Natural Gas (OKLNG) project and ensure that the state has a seaport in the nearest future.

The state governor, Dapo Abiodun, disclosed this while presenting the All Progressives Congress (APC) flags to the chairmanship candidates for the July 24 local council elections.

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The governor, while presenting the flag to Wale Adedayo in Ijebu East, asserted that the council is the only local government in the South-West that is blessed with natural resources, such as bitumen and others.

He, therefore, assured that he would ensure the immediate rehabilitation of deplorable roads in the area.

Presenting the flag to the chairmanship candidate in Ogun Waterside, Mudasiru Adekunle, the governor said the local council “hosts the deepest seaport not only in Nigeria, but also in the West African sub-region. This was where we were meant to have the OKLNG and the Olokola Port.

“This administration will be working assiduously with the NNPC, not just to revive the project, but to ensure that the dream of having a port in Ogun State is realised in the life of this administration,” he noted.

Abiodun also said that the state government was working to revive the numerous rubber plantations across the state.

He said Ogun Waterside Local Council was one of the state’s coastal areas where government has so far executed 51 projects.

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