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Oyo inland dry port will create 3000 jobs – FG

The Federal Government says it will ensure all required procedures are duly followed for the construction of the proposed dry port in Oyo state.

Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi stated this during an inspection tour to the site of the dry-port located at Olorisa Oko village, Moniya, Ibadan.

Mr Amaechi, who was in the company of the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers Council, Mr Hassan Bello, explained that the commencement of work on the proposed dry port might be experiencing delay at the moment because the Federal Government was mindful of following due process in the concessionaire of the project.

While briefing the minister and representatives of the Oyo State Government, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers Council, Mr Hassan Bello said the proposed dry port, which was on public private partnership, was expected to create about 3000 direct jobs when completed.

Speaking on behalf of the Oyo State Government, Executive Secretary, Bureau of Investment Promotions in the state, Mr Yinka Fatoki noted that it was the desire of the state government to see that the construction of the dry-port got underway in few weeks time.

Radio Nigeria correspondent reports that the Minister and his team were received by the Oyo State Deputy Governor, Chief Moses Adeyemo, Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Olalekan Alli and other government officials in the state.

Oluwakayode Banjo

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