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Bitumen institute to be sited in Ondo after senate approval

The Senator representing the Ondo South Senatorial District, Nicholas Tofowomo, has said, that the proposed bill for building a Bitumen Training Institute in Ondo State, would soon pass by the Senate.

The bill, which was sponsored by the Tofowomo, has passed first reading at the upper chamber of the National Assembly.

After the bill is signed into law, the Bitumen training institute would be established at Ode Aye in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State.

According to Tofowomo, while engaging in a site survey to aid the legislative passage of the bill, said the bitumen was seen oozing in many areas in the local government.


He said, “I have come to see things myself in preparation for the second reading of my bill on the establishment of Bitumen Institute in Ode Aye.

This is Bitumen coming out from the soil live here in Idogun Quarter, Ode Aye. This is reality. I can see with my two eyes the reality of Bitumen oozing out from the soil of Aye Kingdom.”

Having a bitumen institute here in Ode Aye will allow us to take advantage of the second largest bitumen deposit in the whole world

” And it will be very meaningful if the bill is passed with timeliness. “


“I am happy I saw this myself, it is not a third party report. This is not magic but reality. I would do my best for the successful passage of the bill.”

Tofowomo, used the opportunity to seek the support of the senate, to grant the bill a happy run.

“And let me use this opportunity to seek the support of my colleagues and the leadership of the senate for the timely passage of this bill.” he said.

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