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President Buhari visits Ondo State to Commission Projects

President Mohammadu Buhari has arrived Akure, the Ondo state Capital to commission some projects in the state.

President Buhari arrived Akure airport at 11: 22am with some members of the Federal Executives.

The President’s visit is a part of activities marking the third anniversary of governor Akeredolu’s third year anniversary in office.

President Mohammed Buhari accompanied by some members of Federal executives were welcomed by Ondo State Governor, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his Ekiti counterpart, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, then later inspected the guard of honour .

Some traditional leaders were also among dignitaries who received the President.

The Akure airport was filled with the people from all walks of life as well as Traditional dance groups from the state to welcome the President

Members of the All Progressive Congress, APC, registered their presence in thousands led by the State Chairman, Mr. Ade Adetimehin and other party leaders. 

The President was later airlifted with chopper to Ore town where he is expected to commission the Flyover and Ore industrial hub.  

President Muhammadu Buhari expressed optimism that Ondo state will soon become a more viable investment destination, creating jobs for teeming unemployed Nigerians.

The President stated this while commissioning the Ondo-Linyil Industrial Hub and the Ore interchange in Odigbo Local Government Area of the State.

President Buhari said the two projects would no doubt utilize locally available materials thus boosting the economy of the state.

He commended Governor Akeredolu for his administration’s dedication and commitment to deliver an all inclusive development to the people of Ondo state.

Earlier, Governor Akeredolu had explained that the industrial hub which included a Plywood Industry, Cassava Processing Company and Textile Company is established to reduce unemployment in the state while the Ore Flyover is meant to end traffic congestion along the ever busy Ore-Benin expressway.

Ore Plywood Plant

The Development Manager of the project, Mr Kalvin Zhu thanked the host community for assisting in ensuring that the project came into reality.

The event was attended by Governor Kayode Fayemi, Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, Captains Of Industry, Top Government Functionaries, Traditional Rulers while the President’s entourage included the Minister of Trade of Trade and Investment, Chief Niyi Adebayo, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina among others.

Olorunferanmi Odofin/ Bukola Bardi

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