Nigeria Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has called on State Governments in the Country to explore possibilities of using concrete as alternative to bitumen for road construction.
Prof. Osinbajo gave the charge at the opening of the 2016 Investors’ Forum organized by the Ogun State Government held in Abeokuta.
He tasked States in the Country particularly Ogun which abound with limestone to harness the full potentials of making use of concrete as a better and cost-effective alternative to bitumen for road construction in the State and the Country in general, describing the Investors’ Forum as testimony of clarity of vision by the present administration in Ogun State.
‘’I commend the State Government for organizing this Forum; it is an indication that the Senator Ibikunle Amosun led-administration has a clear vision for the people of the State. On the use of concrete for road making, I suggest that States particularly Ogun should look into the possibilities of using concrete as alternative to bitumen for road construction’’ he stated.
Speaking on the Federal Government efforts on power generation, Vice-President Osinbajo noted that the Buhari led-Government was intensifying efforts in the sector, suggesting that State Governments should establish power generating plants to address the deficiency.
Osinbajo advised State Governments to appraise the Ease of Doing Business in their respective States and the Country at large and should ensure it was made easier for investors to invest, adding that the Federal Government has placed high premium on technology development as provided for in the 2016 budget.
Speaking earlier, the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun said that the annual business Forum was conceived four years ago with a view to expanding the industrial frontiers of the State for increased revenue and job creation for the unemployed in the society.