The construction of a Jetty at Iwopin in Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of the State will boost the socio-economic activities and improve people’s standard of living, thereby making the area, economic hub of the Gateway State.
Ogun State Commissioner for Environment, Hon. Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, stated this during an inspection tour of the jetty at Iwopin, explaining that the visit, along with the team of Nigeria Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), was to ascertain quality job on the project.
Hon. Abudu-Balogun, said the project, which was in collaboration with the federal government, was one of the efforts of Governor Dapo Abiodun to bring development to the nooks and crannies of the State, pledging that federal government’s projects in the State would always receive the highest level of cooperation from the State government.
The General Manager, Engineering, NIWA, Engr. Iloba Asindi, underscored the need to explore waterways development, as an alternative means of transporting both cargo and people, to reduce gridlock and pressure on roads, adding that after completion, the project would make life more meaningful to the people in the area and Ogun State by extension.
Press Officer, Ministry of Environment