Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has pledged to build new industries in the state beginning with a new glass industry.
According to the governor, the new glass industry will replace the Oluwa Glass Industry in the state.
The governor made this known while addressing workers in the state to commemorate the 2017 World May Day in Akure, the state capital.
Akeredolu, speaking further on the new glass industry stated that the equipment at the Oluwa Glass were obsolete but the new glass industry to be established would make use of modern equipment and be able to employ about 10,000 people.
He said, “We want to begin reforestation in the state and another glass industry would be established that will employ not less than 10,000 people.
“There is a dire need for us all, particularly workers in this state, to start thinking out of the box on how to diversify our economy from the oil dependence into agriculture, entrepreneurship and industrialisation in order to boost our Internally Generated Revenue.”
The state governor also assured workers of regular salaries and urged them to be diligent at work.
Also addressing workers in the state, state chairman of the Trade Union Congress, Soladoye Ekundayo urged the governor to find solution to the crisis rocking the Ondo State House of Assembly to enable the Assembly pass the 2017 budget.
Ekundayo noted that the crisis was affecting the passage of the budget.