Ore ‘ll rank among largest Industrial estates – Oyewunmi
By Bisi Olominu
With the rate at which Ore is developing, the town may soon be in the league of industrial estates like Lagos, Onitsha and Agbara in Nigeria.
Special Adviser to Ondo State Governor on Investment and Strategy, Mr. Boye Oyewumi made this disclosure yesterday in an interview with The Hope.
Oyewumi said that the town will soon experience influx of more companies apart from those already on the ground, stressing that Ore is the in-thing in the country.
“Aside Onitsha, Agbara and Lagos industrial estates, the next in the country is Ore, because the town will soon have three gas plants apart from the already producing Ondo/Liyin Industrial park. Ore will have the largest industrial parks domicile in one stretch of the country, this is because we have Ondo/Liyin Industrial Park, Ore Industrial Park, Minco Industrial Park.
These are three industrial parks put in place in less than three years and it shows that something great is about to happen.
“We will soon have an avalanche of gas plants where industrialists all over Nigeria will come to do business. Once you have these gas plants, those in business will relocate to Ore. The distance between Ore and the proposed seaport is another advantage, once the seaport in Lagos is congested, the nearest seaport will be in Ilaje Ondo State,” he added.
The Special Adviser said that Ondo State in the next 10 years will compete favourably with Lagos State in terms of development and industrialisation.
” We don’t have to wait for 40 years to be like Lagos. In the next 10 years, once road from Araromi to Ibeju-Lekki is completed, the state will be able to stand on its own.
“ We want Ondo State to be developed, but we don’t want chaos. That is why we have industrial parks and seaport in different areas in the state. We don’t want to replicate what’s happening in Lagos in Ondo, we are going to copy from Lagos what are working and what are not working, we are going to work upon.
“For this present administration, there’s a master plan, everything came from the committee’s set up by the governor before his inauguration, where recommendations were made and they are being followed. It is the strategic plans that have been put together and now being actualized by individuals as their performance index, he said.
He said that despite the dwindling allocation coming from the federal government, the state government has been able to pull the commonwealth of the state together to construct roads, build bridges, industrialise the state.