The Authorities of Akwa Ibom State has attacked former Governor, Godswill Akpabio over the alleged lacklustre method to the event of the Ibom Deep Seaport.

Udom Emmanuel’s authorities stated Akpabio solely acquired land and by no means carried out any substantial growth of the multi-billion {dollars} challenge in Mbo Native Authorities Council of the state.

This was said by the State Commissioner for Lands and City Planning, Mr. Ime Ekpo yesterday.

He stated the challenge solely obtained correct consideration when Governor Emmanuel took over governance.

In keeping with him, “Other than buying land, no different factor was carried out on the challenge. It’s underneath the current administration that consultants had been appointed to arrange the grasp plans and earlier than such plans are ready in an space of 14,500 hectares, one wants the topography survey which was by no means carried out.”

He additional thanked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal authorities for attaching significance to the challenge.

He added, ‘’As we communicate, the Tin Can Island and Apapa Ports are completely congested. It takes a median of 42 days for a trailer to go in and are available out. This slows down your complete economic system. Ours is probably the most most popular for the time being as a result of it doesn’t require a lot dredging.”

Ekpo added that Emmanuel had put in place a free commerce zone to enrich the proposed deep sea port.

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