Ibom seaport to take off in April 2019

Ibom seaport to take off in April 2019

- Ms Imeh Okon, an aide to President Buhari, has disclosed that the contract for $2.5 billion Ibom Deep Seaport will be signed and approved on or before April 2019

- Okon stated that the project would change the landscape of infrastructure in Nigeria

- The president's aide stressed that the federal government was committed to the nation's infrastructural development, which she said would enhance growth

The $2.5 billion Ibom Deep Seaport, a public private partnership project, would become reality on or before April 2019.

The development was made public by Ms Imeh Okon, the senior special assistant to the president on infrastructure, at the High Level Stakeholders Retreat on Public Private Partnership in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, on Friday, January 11, Punch reports.

Legit.ng gathers that Okon stated that the project would change the landscape of infrastructure in Nigeria.

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She said: "It will have solutions to traffic congestion in Lagos port because those goods that normally go to Lagos will come here. I can assure you before April, the contract for Ibom Deep Seaport will be signed and the approved consortium will start immediately."

Okon said in the last three years, the country has spent N2.7 trillion on infrastructure development. She further disclosed that N100 billion had been injected into rail projects.

She said: “What we have done as a government is to go back to the 25-year master plan on the rail sector. All what you are seeing right now is in terms of rail infrastructure as a result of the master plan that was on ground."

Okon stressed that the federal government was committed to the nation's infrastructural development, which she said would enhance growth.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said since assuming office in 2015, the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration had spent a total of N2.7 trillion on infrastructure.

Osinbajo made the disclosure at the palace of the Ovie of Ughelli, Oharisi III, during a courtesy visit to the monarch on the enumeration exercise of the TraderMoni scheme in the Ughelli main market.

He stressed that the federal government was committed to ensuring that monies belonging to Nigerians were not stolen but used for nation building.

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