Nigeria/June 14, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/290 views /nigeria Akwa Ibom government seeks FG’s approval to commence Ibaka Deep Seaport | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World Newsshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel Governor Udom Emmanuel. Photo/Twitter/MrUdomEmmanuel The Akwa Ibom Government is waiting for Federal Government’s approval to commence construction works on the Ibaka Deep Seaport project in Mbo Local Government Area of the state. Mr Akan Okon, the immediate past Commissioner for Special Duties and Aviation Development, made this known to newsmen in Uyo on Friday. Okon said construction works would commence at the sites as soon as the state government secures approval from the Federal Government. He said that the Technical Committee set up by the state government in 2015 to oversee implementation of the project had submitted its report, saying that a preferred bidder had emerged to invest in the seaport business. ALSO READ Adamawa governor-elect to probe outgoing govt, says ready to step on toes - Premium Times NigeriaAccording to him, the technical committee which is headed by Mrs Mfon Usoro, has experienced maritime professionals as members. “Governor Udom Emmanuel on assumption of office in 2015, knowing what could happen if such project is left under the bureaucracy of government, put in place a technical committee for actualisation of Ibom Deep Seaport. ALSO READ University system accountable for 30% of Nigeria’s education failure —Olaopa“The technical committee has worked so hard and as at today, we have gotten a preferred bidder which is one of the leading companies in the maritime and cargo industry by name, Bollore And Power Channel. “The committee’s full report had been made and submitted for actualisation of the seaport and we are only awaiting the approval of Mr President. “Once that is done, I assure you, construction will begin immediately,’’ Okon said. ALSO READ Guardiola charges fans to match players’ desire for City’s Champions League ambition | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World NewsThe former commissioner commended the state government’s initiative in the airline industry, saying that it would be a major employer of labour in the state. Okon noted that arrangements had been concluded by the state government to add one more aircraft to its fleet by August. The former commissioner said the state government’s projection is to ensure that by 2023, at least 10 aircraft would have been in the fleet of the Ibom Airline. Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:nigeria share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleNAF recruitment is free – Official – The Nation Newspapernext articleJune 12 and the Rebound of TruthRelated Posts448 shares Nigeria/June 27, 2019 /No Comment Procurement of 1000 AK-47 rifles was approved by Jonathan -Amosun reactsNigeria/June 27, 2019 /No Comment See The Luxury SUV Innoson Will Give Winner Of Big Brother Naija Season 4 [PHOTOS]BREAKING: Tribunal Dismisses INEC’s, Buhari’s Applications For Dismissal Of PDM’s PetitionBreaking: Court adjourns Kano kingmakers suit against GandujeBoko Haram kills 29 farmers in fresh Borno attack – Premium Times NigeriaTrain project: Lagos to shut streets in Ikeja Friday nightPRAWA advocates for decriminalisation of petty offencesBREAKING: Election Tribunal Dismisses HDP’s Petition Against BuhariBuilding better houses for the poor and the planet – The Nation NewspaperStolen vehicles: Okorocha gives Ihedioha 7-day ultimatum to show proof Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.