Former Governor Gbenga Daniel of Ogun State has urged the Federal Government to take a place in the native exploration of bitumen in the state.
Daniel, who’s the 2023 Ogun East senatorial candidate beneath the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), talked about the diversification of the nation’s financial system could possibly be boosted by the native manufacturing of bitumen which he talked about is a crucial raw supplies for freeway constructing.
Daniel spoke at Ojowo, Ijebu-Ife all through his ward-to-ward advertising marketing campaign tour to Ijebu East Local Government Area of Ogun.
According to him, “Ijebu East Local Government has the largest bitumen deposits in Nigeria.”
Daniel, whereas explaining that his need to end result in grassroots enchancment with environment friendly legal guidelines motivated him to run for the Senate, expressed his dedication to work with concerned companies to confirm the bitumen in Ogun and completely different States of the nation is invested in.
“We appeal to the FG to expend money for the development of bitumen in Ijebu East Local Government, even if we do not have crude oil here, we have bitumen.”
Daniel, who alluded to the reality that Governor Dapo Abiodun has been doing his best in the State, maintained that Abiodun should be supported with the correct sort of legal guidelines.
He regretted that Nigeria, with an entire bitumen reserve measurement of 42.74 billion metric tonnes, nonetheless rely on the importation of bitumen for freeway constructing.
Speaking further, Daniel reinstated that solely the activation of the Local Government Autonomy Bill would engender enchancment on the grassroots.