The Federal Government has declared support for the Ibaka Deep Seaport project in Akwa Ibom State.
Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo announced this during the 30th-anniversary celebration of Akwa Ibom state. Describing Akwa Ibom as a state with a tradition of progressive activism, patriotism and development with strategic importance to the Federal government,
Osinbajo said that provision has been made in the 2017 budget to support the project through the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) to support Akwa Ibom state in the development of Ibaka Deep Sea Port.
Osinbajo said the project is strategic, assuring that the project would soon witness considerable progress. He also called on Nigerians to eschew all actions that would cause a breach of peace in any part of the country.
Addressing the people, Governor Udom Emmanuel said the state has made significant progress in the last 30 years. Senator Godswill Akpabio used the occasion to reassure the Federal government of unwavering faith and support of Akwa Ibom State and its people