A Federal Lawmaker- elect, Festus Adefiranye has commended  Governor Rotimi Akeredolu over the approval of Ondo Sea Port by the federal government.

Adefiranye who was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to represent Ile-Oluji/ Okeigbo/federal Constituency, said the efforts of the governor was responsible for the actualisation of the seaport.

According to him, the governor was
relentless towards ensuring that the proclamation of the sea port comes to fruition.

He added that  the Port will not only open Ondo State to the World, but that other Niger Delta states to which Ondo belongs will also greatly benefit from the establishment of the port.

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, had on Wednesday approved  the operating license for the port .

 

The memorandum for approval was presented by the Federal Ministry of Transportation through the Minister of Transportation, Engr Muazu Jaji Sambo, following years of efforts by the Akeredolu-led administration to establish a deep sea Port.

The federal lawmaker- elect who is currently a member of the Ondo State House of Assembly, said  the sea Port will provide significant economic, strategic, and infrastructural benefits for the state .

He also maintained that with the project, the state is gradually moving away from a purely civil service state to a business and commercial hub.

“The unemployment rate in the state will be effortlessly tackled and the revenue generation, which the governor has also strived to increase, will be further enhanced with the development of the port.

He added, “The establishment of a sea port will no doubt provide numerous benefits to Ondo State, including increased trade, tourism and transportation opportunities.