The Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has said that Bitumen exploration would soon start in Ondo State and other parts of the country.

Fayemi made the disclosure to newsmen, after he was conferred with an honorary doctorate degree at the fifth convocation of Achievers University, Owo.

The minister said that plans were underway to begin exploration in Ondo, Ogun and other parts of the country.

Fayemi said he was happy to be recognised with the award of honorary doctorate degree in public admin by the university.

“I am elated and delighted with the honorary recognition.“I commend the work that has started here; it is soon going to be a recognisable school among its peers.

’’Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, also at the event, congratulated the graduates. Akeredolu said it was important to pursue academic excellence, but noted that agriculture was important to the development of the country.

He promised to construct the road leading to the institution, and advised the awardees to remember the progress of the school.

Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu , SAN, the Governor of Ondo State congratulates Dr John Kayode Fayemi. the Honourable Minister of Solid Minerals Development on the conferment of Doctorate Honorary Degree of the Archievers University, Owo