Exploring Bitumen in Ondo State Can Create 30,000 Jobs in One Year-Akarakiri

The Akure, Ondo state born Oluwafemi Akarakiri is an Oil and Gas expert with over 20 years working experience across multinational organizations in different part of the world. He was until his recent appointment as Senior Special Assistant to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Energy and Mineral resources, the Regional Manager, West Africa, Wetherford Nigeria. In This Interview with Tope Olumoke, the former Country Manager, Netherland and Denmark, Ocean-views Oil Services speaks on the investment drive of the state government and what the state stand to benefit by industrializing the state…

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Our Number One Goal is to End Importation of Bitumen into Nigeria —Boye Oyewumi, CEO, ONDIPA

Boye Oyewumi, a former APC Governorship Aspirant is the Special Adviser to Ondo State Governor on Development and Investment/ Chief Executive Officer of the newly established Ondo State Development and Investment Promotion Agency (ONDIPA). In this interview, Oyewumi speaks on some of the efforts of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s administration through his agency towards the economic development and industrialization of the state.   Excerpts;   Tell us about the newly formed ONDIPA that you are coordinating for Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu   Well, ONDIPA stands for Ondo State Development and Investment Promotion Agency, this is meant…

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INTERVIEW: We Are Building Africa’s Biggest Oil Palm City, Chocolate Factory in Ondo -Akin Olotu

Akin Olotu, an agronomist by profession is the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Ondo State Governor on Agriculture and Agro Allied Industries. In this interview, the former Israeli’s IKN group General Manager speaks on the plans of the Akeredolu’s administration on Agriculture and other sundry matters.   Excerpts;   One of the electioneering campaign promises of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu is to industrialize Ondo State and create jobs through agriculture; thus, as the man managing agricultural businesses of the Akeredolu’s administration, what have been your achievements thus far?   A lot,…

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Largest Golf Resort in Nigeria, Longest Hill in West Africa, Biggest Palace in Africa; Inside Story of NAIJANOMADS’ Tour of Tourist Centres in Ondo State

Story by Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye   Ondo State, Southwest, Nigeria, was first created on 3rd of February 1976 by the Muritala/Obasanjo military administration before a state, Ekiti was carved out of it in 1996. It is a land filled with abundance mineral and natural resources -from large deposit of Crude Oil, Bitumen, Limestone, Kaolin, glass sand, granites, tar sand, clay, iron ore, quartz sand, coal and marble to agricultural products such as Cocoa, Oil Palm, Cassava, Rice, Cocoanut and thick forest. Ondo, known as the Sunshine State, is a haven…

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