Ibaka Seaport will be reality in my time, Ekere assures
The gubernatorial candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State, Obong Nsima Ekere, has promised to do everything possible to make the Ibaka Deep Seaport a reality if elected governor on March 2, 2019.
Speaking during the APC campaign rally at Mbo, host community of the proposed seaport in Mbo Local Government Area of the state, Ekere lamented that the seaport has remained on newspapers and books for too long.
“We will do everything possible, as long as God lives, to remove all the impediments to make that project work. Ibaka Deep Seaport will no longer be on newspapers and books. It will become a reality,” he said.
Ekere hinted that he planned to turn Mbo into an industrial hub by building an industrial city around the seaport, assuring that he will liaise with the Federal Government to facilitate the resuscitation of the Ebughu Fishing Terminal and upgrade of the Forward Operations Base at Ibaka to a full-fledged naval base.
He also promised to provide Mbo, a largely fishing local government area, with a fishing processing industry.
He expressed delight that as Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), he completed the Uko Akpan-Unyenge Road and the first phase of internal roads in Enwang, the local government headquarters, while work was ongoing on the second phase of the internal roads.
Ekere stated that his agenda is to bring prosperity and create employment opportunities for the people of the state.
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