President Goodluck has pledged to prioritise the completion of the multi-million dollar Olokola deep seaport project in Ogun to attract rapid economic growth and job creation.
President Jonathan made the pledge on Thursday when he visited the Awujale of of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona.
The president’s visit was in continuation of his tour to paramount rulers in the South-West to solicit their support and blessings in the forthcoming elections.
“There are four deep sea port projects that will dominate our focus in the next dispensation and God willing these will go through. The Olokola port project with the related investments, the Badagry deep sea port project, the Ibaka deep sea port project in Akwa Ibom State and Age deep seaport project in Bayelsa.
“We need to expand our port facilities because Lagos is congested and we need deep seaports across the country that will be viable, decongest Lagos and increase commercial activities across Nigeria,’’ he said.
The president told members of the traditional council of Ijebuland that he was seeking another four-year term to complete some laudable projects in the education, road and railways sectors.
“We have tried significantly in almost all the sector but we have not reached where we want to go as a nation and we are totally committed to pushing Nigeria forward.’’
In his remarks, Adetona thanked the president for the visit, noting that it had provided an opportunity for his people to interface with the president and listen to his vision and programme for them.
The traditional ruler appealed for violence-free elections across the country, and urged Nigerians to remember that only God Almighty bestows leadership on individuals.