Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has supported an initiative to build a seaport in Ondo State as he believes it is for “it is something we ought to get done.”
Prof. Osinbajo spoke on Wednesday when he received the acting Governor of Ondo State, Mr. Lucky Ayedatiwa, at the Presidential Villa.
According to a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice-President, Mr. Laolu Akande, Ayedatiwa was part of a delegation from the ongoing Nigerian Diaspora Investment Summit, who were received by the Vice-President.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has been promoting the vision of the state government on the development of a deep seaport in Ilaje area of Ondo, advocating the adoption of Public Private Partnership, involving the Federal Government in order to realise the vision.
Assuring the state of the willingness of the Buhari administration, regarding the project, Osinbajo said “there is need for follow up, and there are quite a few regulatory authorities involved. There is need to make sure you are able to get through the things needed. I am sure it is an initiative that will receive the support of the Federal Executive Council. We all look forward to the seaport.”
The acting governor sought the support of Vice-President Osinbajo in securing the approval of the Federal Executive Council regarding the Ondo State Deep Seaport project.
“We are seeking your support for the project. We are at a stage where the final paper will be put together as a memo for the Federal Executive Council’s approval. The business case has been made and Nigeria Ports Authority has given its recommendation,” IsL source, Nation Newspaper reports