Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has announced the establishment of a deep seaport to be named Port Ondo.
The Governor said the seaport will be located in the riverine area of the state.
Akeredolu announced this while addressing participants at the just concluded security summit in the state.
He said all papers and necessary documents were ready for the port’s takeoff.
The governor said his administration was working to ensure that the state was safe for maritime investors.
Akeredolu, who believed that challenges associated with insecurity are grave, vowed to equip various security agencies, thereby creating room for the state to scale up its position on the Ease of Doing Business index.
Speaking on behalf of a socio-cultural group in the state, the Concerned People’s Ilaje Forum, Idowu Ayenuro described the governor’s announcement as “interesting”.
He said people of the state would benefit greatly from the establishment of the port. Ayenuro also called on residents to support government in its effort to making the state an envy of other states of the country.