According to report reaching oyogist.com, the Nigerian federal government has reportedly approved the commencement of the Akwa Ibom deep sea port project.
This was made known in a statement released by the Akwa Ibom state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Emem-Obong, who said that the approval for the project commencement was given by the President during the 28th Virtual FEC meeting on Wednesday.
He noted that the approval is coming following an energetic push by the Akwa Ibom state governor, Udom Emmanuel, towards the actualization of the project.
The statement reads; “This approval is coming on the heels of the vigorous push by the Udom Emmanuel led administration for the actualization of this long awaited vision. It will be recalled that previous administrations since 1999 have made several attempts at kick starting the seaport, without success.
“The State Government is deeply appreciative to Their Excellencies, President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osibanjo, SAN and the entire members of the Federal Executive Council, especially the Minister of Transport, Minister of State for Transport, the Nigerian Ports Authority, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, Bureau for Public Procurement and every official of the Federal Government involved in today’s landmark decision.
“With this development, His Excellency, Governor Udom Emmanuel will soon lay out a full scale implementation plan for both the Deepsea port and the Liberty Oil and Gas free Zone, also recently approved for commencement,” he stated.