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How Akure, Ondo were included in railway project — Alasoadura

AKURE—THE  Senator representing Ondo Central, Omotayo Alasoadura has said his greatest achievements were the inclusion of Akure and Ondo in the railway project and the sponsoring of a bill on the upgrading of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo to university status.

A moving train on the 68 percent completed railway track of the Abuja – Kaduna fast train project launched by Vice President Namadi Sambo in Abuja on Thursday

The APC senator, who is the Senate Committee Chairman on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), said:  “I was able to lobby the Federal Government to include Akure and Ondo among areas that would benefit from the railway project from Lagos to Calabar, as well as sponsoring the passage of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill, PIGB.

“My greatest joy is that the rail project of the federal government that supposed to go from Lagos to Ore- Benin to Calabar, after several lobbying and consultations with  President Muhammadu Buhari, minister of transport, senate committee on land transportation and other stakeholders, I’m very happy that the railway project will now include four of six local government areas in my district.

“Akure and Ondo will now benefit from the project,which will be from Lagos to Ore to Ondo to Akure to Owo to Benin to Calabar. Ondo West, Ondo East, Akure South and Akure north councils will benefit and it will boost economy of our people and the state.”

 

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