FG paid N600m for completion of  substation in  Ondo– Osinbajo

FG paid N600m for completion of substation in Ondo– Osinbajo

Vice President  Yemi Osinbajo  said on Tuesday that the Federal Government  paid N600 million for the completion of  the 132/33kv substation for Niger Delta communities in Ondo State.

 

Osinbajo said this at a town hall meeting  of  Niger Delta communities in Igbokoda, Ilaje Local Government Area of  Ondo State.

 

The vice president said the project had been abandoned for over eight  years.

 

Report indicate that the oil producing communities  are in  Ese-Odo and Ilaje Local Government Areas  of the state.

 

Osinbajo said the contract  was  re-awarded to demonstrate  that the All Progressives  Congress-led Federal Government was a responsive and responsible one.

 

“ We must treat the oil producing  areas as special.

 

“ Projects  of the substation and transmission line have been approved about a month ago through the NDDC,” he said.

 

Osinbajo  further said that  the requests  of  the people of the area were  already being implemented by  government.

 

He said that the maritime university  that was promised  would be implemented soon, adding that guidelines  for modular refineries  had also been released.

 

Earlier,  Gov.  Oluwarotimi Akeredolu  had commended the Federal Government for its  responsiveness to the plight of the people of the area.

 

Akeredolu, however, solicited  for more federal presence in  oil producing communities.

 

The governor also  urged  traditional rulers in oil producing  communities to continue to preach peace to their subjects.

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