Ogun is ready to partners FG to Developed Tongeji Island - Abiodun - The People's Voice


Thursday, March 3, 2022

Ogun is ready to partners FG to Developed Tongeji Island - Abiodun

By Oluwayemisi Oloyede

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has revealed that the State Government will work together with the Federal Government to provide social amenities to further develop Tongeji Island.

Governor Abiodun stated this when he received the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Yakubu Wambai who paid him a courtesy call in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Abiodun said he had discussed with President Mohammadu Buhari and other relevant authorities on the need to make the people feel the presence of government in the area, saying “the island can only be accessed through the river, I will visit the Island very soon to see things for myself and I would like you to make the trip with me".

The Governor while requesting the setting up of the Naval Base at the Olokola seaport, informed that the Nigerian Air force and the Customs Service, have indicated interest to establish their presence at the State's Cargo Airport which is undergoing construction with the first phase ready for commissioning on the second quarter of this year.

"Very soon, we will be announcing the commencement of our seaport, to that extent, you will be receiving a letter requesting for a full Naval base in Ogun State and we will do everything to support the establishment of that base because if we are creating a port, it is also important for us to ensure that we have a significant naval presence", he said.

The State’s helmsman who praised the inter-agency cooperation and collaboration with his administration which had engendered peace and security, pledged to give the Navy necessary support, noting that his government had reactivated OP. MESA and established Amotekun.

Speaking earlier, Admiral Wambai said apart from assessing the condition of the Navy School in Abeokuta, his visit was to also look at ways security would be improved, taking into consideration recent happenings in the country.

He called for continued support from the State government, saying his officers and men stationed in the State were ever ready to contribute to the peace and security of the State. 

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