…As ICRC presents FBCC Certificate to Transport Minister
Governor Udom Emmanuel has applauded President Mohammad Buhari led the federal authorities’s dedication to quick monitor the actualisation of Ibom Deep Seaport, IDSP.
The governor additionally thanked the Federal Ministry of Transportation, led by Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, and all related federal regulatory companies together with the NPA, ICRC, and others for working tirelessly with Akwa Ibom state authorities to actualise a imaginative and prescient that can remodel the financial fortunes of your entire nation.
He poured encomiums on the Technical Committee on Realisation of Ibom Deep Seaport, led by Barrister (Mrs.) Mfon Usoro, for its dedication and excessive sense of patriotism displayed in pursuing the challenge.
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These commendations got here on the heels of an announcement that the federal authorities is ready to maneuver to the following stage of the procurement means of the Ibom Deep Water Port (IDWP) by means of Public-Private Partnership (PPP).
Governor Emmanuel talking by means of the Commissioner for Economic Development and Ibom Deep Seaport, Mr. Akan Okon stated ” the federal government and folks of Akwa Ibom state are very proud of this improvement and we should recognize President Mohammad Bihari for his visionary management and thank the Honourable Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi and all related regulatory companies who diligently and tirelessly with our state authorities and contributed to the success to this point recorded.”
He maintained that ” this certification is evident proof that the federal authorities appreciates the in depth advantages Ibom Deep Seaport will entice to the nation when it comes to expansive enterprise and employment alternatives”.
“In addition, this development will provide federal with an additional port to help decongest other ports and ensure that Nigeria enjoys seamless engagement in its maritime sector”. He stated.
In his capability as Commissioner for Economic Development and Ibom Deepseaport, Mr. Akan Okon counseled Governor Udom Emmanuel for his dedication to the realisation of Ibom Deep Seaport demonstrated by his immediate response to points associated to the challenge.
“Governor Emmanuel is focused on leaving sustainable legacies in the state, which drives his passion for the realisation of Ibom Deep Seaport. With such commitment, it is easy to state that Akwa Ibom is fully committed towards speedy completion of the project”.
Meanwhile, the Director-General of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, Mr. Chidi Izuwah, introduced the Full Business Case Compliance Certificate for the challenge to the Honourable Minister of Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, in Abuja on Monday.
During the presentation, the ICRC DG, Mr. Izuwah famous that “the IDWP challenge is deliberate to turn into a significant nationwide and regional financial gateway that can present further container dealing with capability for the nation.
“In addition to containers, the IDWP is predicted to deal with petroleum merchandise, crude oil, pure gasoline, autos and bulk commerce in pure assets thereby increasing and additional growing the Nation’s transport sector’, he stated.
The DG appreciated tremendously the management that the Federal Ministry of Transportation, by means of the in a position and tireless Honourable Minister, Rt. Hon. Amaechi has offered for the challenge. The DG additionally appreciated the MD Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman, and the Akwa Ibom State Governor, HE Udom Emmanuel for all their effort in getting the challenge so far.
The IDWP challenge includes the event of a Greenfield Deepsea Port and accompanying Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in Akwa Ibom State within the South-South geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The proposed Port and FTZ are a part of the deliberate Ibom Industrial City initiative that will probably be established on a 14,400-hectare website donated by the Akwa Ibom State Government (AKSG) freed from cost.
It could also be recalled that Bollore/Power China emerged the popular bidder for IDSP following the clear bidding course of that held earlier. FEC presentation and approval and industrial shut is the following stage for the challenge.