Ondo commences Bitumen exploration – Vanguard News Nigeria


AKURE – A socio-cultural group, Ondo South Renaissance Movement, has commended Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State over his commitment towards ensuring the exploration of bitumen in the state commences as soon as possible.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu: excited about the bitumen licence

Recall that Governor Akeredolu, at the Convocation ceremony of the Federal University of Technology, Akure last week, announced that all equipment needed for the exploration of bitumen in Ondo South is now in the State.

In a statement by its Convener, Isaac Olugbemi said it received with joy news of the about to commence exploration of the large deposit of bitumen in the Southern Senatorial District of the state, stating that the project would provide jobs for numerous people in the state.

The statement reads in part: “While we appreciate the commencement of the bitumen exploration by Ondo State government, it is important to caution the government over possible neglect of the project…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper