Gbenga Daniel lauds Dapo Abiodun over declaration of Ogun as oil exploration state

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Gbenga Daniel, the senator representing Ogun east, says the recognition of the state’s oil production status fulfils a vision started by his administration when he was the governor.

On May 31, the state government announced that the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited was set to commence oil and gas exploration in Ogun.

In a statement on Sunday, Daniel commended Dapo Abiodun, the governor of Ogun, for seeing the vision through and appealed for his support in revitalising Gateway Industrial and Petro-Gas Institute (GIPI) in the state.

“The recognition of Ogun state oil production status by NNPCL is especially heartwarming as it signposts the fulfilment of the vision kickstarted by the establishment of Gateway Oil and Gas Development Limited in 2003 by the Daniel administration, with immense support from former President Olusegun Obasanjo,” the statement reads.


“We wish to thank Governor Abiodun for seeing through this great vision for which he was first appointed by Governor Daniel in 2009 to succeed Otunba Alex Onabanjo as chairman of the Gateway Oil and Gas Committee alongside other eminent individuals such as chief Bode Mustapha (vice chairman), Mr. Femi Babalola (secretary), Mr. Idowu Togun, Mr. Wemmy Osude, Mr. Femi Mafe, and the and the late chief Engr. Femi Tetede,” Daniel said.

“May we also seek this opportunity to appeal to Governor Abiodun to kindly revisit the situation of GIPI and support its revitalisation in order to take advantage of these underutilized developments?

“We also wish to draw the attention of the governor to the pending construction of the Makun Omi Bridge via Efire, which was planned by the OGD administration but could not be realised due to the turbulent politics of that time.”

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