Ogun to get on $1.2B rail project


By; NIYI  OGUNGBOLA, Abeokuta.
Ogun State Government has said that efforts are in top gear to commence the construction of the proposed $1.2b rail project to ease transportation within the state.
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Chief Adedayo Adeneye, who made this known when he led a team of the state government to the corporate headquarters of Television Continental (TVC) in Lagos, said the rail project became necessary due to influx of people and industries in the state.
Adeneye said “as of today, Ogun has over 400 industries, which makes the state an industrial capital of Nigeria, hence the need to initiate the project.
“We have a lot of international investors in the state, so the state government is also planning to establish an airport, to ease in and out movement in the State. All these moves are geared towards creating an enabling ambience for our investors and the citizens of the state.
“Ogun is safe and secure and that is why we have influx of industries and our security agencies are also equal to the task. We are the industrial capital of Nigeria and aimed at emerging the industrial destination of Africa,” he added.
He further said that the Ogun state government in its rebuilding mission, is changing the life of its people, despite the dwindling Federal Allocation, emphasizing that it has succeeded in turning around the face of the state through the success recorded so far in its five cardinal programme.
He, however, requested for more beneficial working relationship with the media in propagating the programmes and policies of the state government.
Earlier, the Deputy MD/COO, TVC, Mr. Lemi Olalemi, appreciated the team for the visit, saying it would help cement the relationship between the state and the station.
Speaking on the objectives of the organization, Olalemi said “TVC acts as mirror to the society, most especially Nigerians, by showing them their colour and images.”
Olalemi however promised a more symbiotic working relationship with the Ogun State Government to help it achieve its mission to rebuild the state.


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