COMMANDER, NIGERIAN ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS PRESENTS SURVEY REPORT ON DEEPSEA PORT TO BAYELSA GOVERNOR

Nigerian Army Engineers equipment

Nigerian Army Engineering equipment

NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA
21 May, 2013
YENAGOA

The Bayelsa Government has received a survey report on its proposed deep seaport in Ekeremor Local Government Area from the Nigerian Army Engineers Corps. The port is expected to occupy an area of 8,000 hectares.

Receiving the survey report at the Government House, Yenagoa, Gov. Seriake Dickson said that the plan by the administration to build a world class deep seaport was on course. “You are seeing in real terms our plans to
transform our economy beyond oil and gas. “I have always said that we are going to spare no effort in utilising the maritime endowments of the state.

“Our decision to build a world class deep
seaport is now on course. What you are
seeing today is the beginning of a long
journey. “I know we still have a long way to go before we have a deep seaport but then we have started,” Dickson said. He directed the commissioner for Lands and Survey to begin the process of
enumeration and computation of the
claims and entitlements of the owners of the affected areas. He said that the process would enable the government to start the payment of compensation as required by law.

He commended the Nigerian Army Corps of Engineers for the professional manner in which it undertook the assignment and expressed delight with the partnership. “This is just the beginning of what will be a beneficial long term relationship and partnership between the Nigerian Army and our dear state,” he said.

He commended the Chief of Army Staff,
Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika, for diligently carrying out his duties at such a critical
stage in the nation’s history.

Earlier, the Commander, Engineers Corps, Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Funso Owonibi said that the hydrographic survey of the proposed port would soon be completed and presented to government. Owonibi expressed appreciation to the state government for the confidence reposed in the Nigerian Army Corps of Engineers.

He said that the army engineers were
carrying out other engineering related
assignments in Abia, Anambra and Delta
states.

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3 Responses to COMMANDER, NIGERIAN ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS PRESENTS SURVEY REPORT ON DEEPSEA PORT TO BAYELSA GOVERNOR

  1. jimmy says:

    The F.G. should think long term ABOUT THIS PROJECT
    let me explain because this will be a long term / DEEP SEA PROJECT There are miltary implications as a result the military should have what in the states we call an Easement CLAUSE that means without affecting the day to day operations of the PORT. The miltary specifically the navy must be able to transverse / use the port during emergencies without unnecessary red tape this might be for loading/ offloading logistics/ men / equipment refueling naval warships

  2. Kanayo says:

    Dat initiative is very nice and bought idea so let the federal government lookup to dis survey of seaport for more growth in the country.

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