Ibadan dry port may come on stream quicker than expected- Makinde 

Governor Seyi Makinde has stated that the Ibadan Dry Port Project may come on stream quicker than expected because the present leadership of  President Bola Tinubu understands “the benefits of developing the economic value chain.”

The governor stated this weekend when he inspected several ongoing projects, including the Ibadan Inland Dry Port, the College of Agriculture and Renewable Energy, Iseyin, a campus of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, the Lere Adigun Housing Estate, Basorun and the Ibadan Circular Road.

He said the dry port project will also benefit hugely because his administration will collaborate with the federal government more than ever before, as the recent change of government at the federal level would not affect the project negatively.

“I think the change of government is even positive for Oyo state because we have a new administration at the federal level that understands what it is to develop the economic value chain,” he said.

He added, “So, I think we will even cooperate more with the federal government and that the project will come on stream quicker than we were expecting.”

The governor emphasised that Oyo state has made good progress with regards to the projects, though there is still a lot of work to be done and that his administration had been creating wonderful opportunities through infrastructure building and other key developments, which have begun to attract investors.

“Well, I will say so far, so good. There is still a lot of work to be done, but we are making good progress. You have seen it as well.

We were on that campus, LAUTECH Campus, Iseyin,  before the election and we have seen between then and now that a lot of progress has been made.”

The governor stated further that, “And even here   (Ibadan Circular Road]), we have interest-investors coming around to say, look, what exactly are we projecting in terms of the opportunities in Oyo state?