11th February, 2023
The governor of Ondo, Rotimi Akeredolu has given the reason Ore is the source of the relationship between his state and the People’s Republic of China.
Akeredolu made the revelation during a courtesy visit by the Nigerian Ambassador/Consul General to China, Amb. Wale Oloko, in Akure on Friday.
Akeredolu, represented by the Deputy Governor, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa, said the state has a good relationship with the People’s Republic of China, especially with active industrial activities in the Ore industrial hub.
“We have a good relationship with China, particularly in the area of agriculture and industrialisation.
“There are very active industrial activities in the Ore Industrial corridor in which the Chinese have substantial interests,” the governor is quoted by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
According to him, the state has the largest coastline in Nigeria with an economy dominated by the petroleum industry, aquaculture, asphalt, mining and other activities.
He expressed pleasure that the ambassador visited the Sunshine State upon invitation by Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin and commended the institution for showcasing the state.
Akeredolu, therefore, pledged to improve bilateral relations with China, particularly in the area of trade and agriculture.