The National Council Meeting on Niger Delta was rounded off with a closing ceremony/dinner to bid the delegates farewell. The colourful event which took place at the Ondo State International Centre for Culture and Events (The Dome) was attended by the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, represented by the Deputy Governor, Hon. Agboola Ajayi and a representative of the Governor of Akwa Ibom State.
In his remarks, the Deputy Governor appealed to the Council to consider all the recommendations that have been acknowledged as a matter of radical change as Ondo State is a State yearning for urgent development.
Also speaking at the event, the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee, Hon. (Barr.) Olugbenga Edema appreciated the Governor of Ondo State, the Deputy Governor and the LOC for their support during the course of the Summit, stating as a matter of fact that all Ondo State memos that were sent to the Council were all granted and all sea reclamation projects have gone into the policy statement of the Council.
Hon. Edema debunked the rumor making rounds that casualties were recorded during the course of the event, requesting the general public to disregard such false news.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Niger Delta, Chief Moses Okpo while giving the vote of thanks appreciated the Ondo State Government and the LOC for the hospitality shown to the Ministry of Niger Delta team throughout the summit and urged Ondo State to key into the 61st meeting of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation Commission for Africa (UNWTO CAF) conference coming up in Abuja from June 4 to June 6 next year through the Ministry of Information and Culture. He added that Ondo State is blessed with materials and an enabling environment for Tourism but it needs to be showcased to the World.