We won’t allow Benin Republic take Tongeji Island – Ogun gov

Posted by Wale Elegbede | 13 July 2019 | 550 times

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•Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has said that his administration would not allow the Tongeji Island, an island that shares boundary with the Republic of Benin, to be taken away by Nigeria’s neighbouring country.

He expressed the determination of his administration to do all in its power to make life meaningful for the citizens of the state living within the island.

Prince Abiodun said this when he received the Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Ambassador Emmanuel Kayode Oguntuase and the Flag Officer Commanding Western Region(FOC), Rear Admiral Oladele Daji.

He noted that the island, which had been on his administration’s radar because of its huge deposit of petroleum resources, was of huge interest to his administration.

Abiodun, who said the visit of the ambassador would only make his administration to act even quicker and ensure that the Republic of Benin, that shares boundary with the state, does not take advantage of the island located in the Ipokia Local Government Area of the state, added that his administration would immediately set up a team to visit the Island on a fact finding mission and to find out what could be done to assure the people of the area that they have not being forgotten.

Governor Abiodun further disclosed that his administration had informed the Federal Ministry of Petroleum that the island was of huge interest to the state government, adding that his government had also began discussions with investors on the way forward. (New Telegraph)


Source: News Express

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