The investment drive of the Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, is already yielding fruit as companies sited at the Ore Industrial Park begin full operations.
Governor Akeredolu had signed Six Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Linyi Municipal Republic in China.
Among the various companies are the Cassava/Ethanol Plant , Agrochemicals, Papermills factory , Medium Density Fiber Board, Plantation, Textile Industry and We-wood.
Speaking with our correspondent at the Park, the Business Development Manager of We-Wood, Mr. Jack Sun said that the industries are already rewriting the history of the state industrially and setting it on right footing.
He noted that about 10,000 workers have been engaged by the companies apart from contractors working on construction projects at the Park.
His words: “The state government is setting the state on the right footing industrially. Apart from the companies already operating at the Industrial Park, before the end of this year, a company that will produce milk and a motor assembly plant will spring up here.
Sun said the Motor Plant will be first of its kind in the country as various parts of automobiles would be imported to be assembled at the Park.
He said experts who will man the motor assembly are being trained, while work is ongoing on the site to be used.
According to him, the two companies when they also take off will not only contribute to the development of the state, but will also provide more job opportunities for the people.
He disclosed that the partnership between Ondo State Government and the Linyi City in China has been cemented with the provision of security at the Ore Industrial Park and the prevailing peace in the state in general.
The Manager noted that if Ondo State has been embroiled in crisis, it would have been difficult to set up the companies.
“Apart from the state being peaceful, the security measures put in place by the state is helping investors to move into the state,” he added.
He promised that the welfare of workers in the companies would be made a priority and that their salaries would not be delayed.