The federal government has commended the the zeal and commitment of Ondo state governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko towards the exploration and exploitation of bitumen in the state.

The Minister of solid Mineral resources, Dr Kayode Fayemi gave the commendation in Akure during a courtesy call on Dr Mimiko.

He said the partnering company “liquefied resources” had visited him in Abuja and satisfied with the deal.

“With the new technology on ground, bitumen exploration is realisable.” Fayemi said.SAMSUNG CSC

While acknowledging that 80% of asphalt being used in the country are imported, Mr Fayemi said the Agbabu bitumen will soon put an end to bitumen importation.