Lagos Indicator | FG approved 5 refineries for Ogun -Amosun
FG approved 5 refineries for Ogun -Amosun
07 May, 2012
THE Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has disclosed that five refineries have been approved by the Federal Government for the state.
Amosun said this at the weekend, during his official tour to Ipokia Local Government Area of the state, adding that the presidency had given the approval to establish the five refineries in the council area, having been satisfied with report of oil discovery in the area.
Amosun said the development would transform the council, saying that no fewer than 400 companies had indicated interest to establish refineries and general investment in the state, a month after the investment summit organised by the state government.
He noted that his administration would expand the Idi-Iroko-Ipokia road, to pave the way for the expected development in the council.
Governor Amosun appealed to the Federal Government to consider constructing a link bridge between Ipokia and Badagary in Lagos State, to further boost the economy of the area.
He assured that both Owode-Ilaro and Papalanto-Ilaro roads, belonging to the Federal Government, would be rehabilitated and expanded.
Meanwhile, there was pandemonium when smugglers trying to evade arrest from the men of the Nigerian Customs Service drove into the convoy of Governor Amosun, at Idi- Iroko, when the governor was returning to Abeokuta, the state capital.
culled from www.tribune.com.ng
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