-By Atuekong Paul Bassey
The recent fabricated online reports by some people about Ibom Deep seaport have attracted the attention of the Commissioner for Special Duties, Engr. Etido Inyang, who during the past administration, played a vital role as the Secretary of the Technical Committee of Ibom Deep seaport project, has openly described the current media publication as baseless and without detailed facts and information.
In a media chat with journalists, he said “The speed we are taking to study the feasibility analysis of the Ibom deep seaport makes it to be the fastest developing seaport in Nigeria even though we have not started the construction.
‘By end of this year the contracted consultants will finish their final business phase which will help to determine the financial implications of constructing a deep seaport and this will guide the operators on the parameters like; Ocean surveying, topography survey and wave survey when developing the seaport.
“The deep seaport projects is always carried out by Federal governments; all we did was to fast-track the process through very detailed feasibility studies carried out by world renowned consultants who have a lot of connections with intending investors, so with the industrial revolution drive of Governor Udom Emmanuel, by the year 2018, the construction of ibom deep seaport will fully commence.” He added.
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