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Osinbajo in Edo, Visits Oba of Benin

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday, in Benin-City, the Edo State capital, said turning Gelegele into an export free processing zone by the Federal Government was in the nation’s interest.

Osinbajo made this disclosure during his courtesy visit to the palace of the Benin Monarch, Oba Ewuare II in Benin-City.

Osibanjo said the Federal Government was willing to turn the Gelegele river into an export free processing zone because of its usefulness to the nation’s economy.

He said the king was not asking for a favour for his people but only concerned about the development and progress of the country.

The acting president said the country needs the advice and support of the monarch to move the nation forward.

Earlier in his welcome address to the acting president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo , the Benin Monarch, Oba Ewuare II said the federal government should wade into the conflict between the Benin and the Ijaw who are settling in the state adding that the matter was taken to court and judgement was passed in favour of the Benin kingdom and yet they are still foment trouble in the land.

The monarch also said the benefit of turning the Gelegele river into an export free process zone is countless as it would create jobs for the teeming youths and thereby help curb restiveness amongst them.

His Royal Majesty further asked the federal government to return 38 oil wells ceded to the neighbouring state back to its original state.

 

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