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FG declares support for Ondo Deep Sea Port

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 Minister of Transportation Mu azu Sambo said the Federal Government would soon officially declare the proposed Ondo Sea Port facility as a Deep Sea Port to herald commencement of other processes at the facility Sambo in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Relations Mr Eric Ojiekwe gave the indication when he received Gov Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo on Wednesday The minister commended the steps taken so far by the state government to prepare for the Federal Government s declaration on the port After listening to a technical presentation by the Consultants to the Ondo State Government Sambo said the Federal Government would not hesitate to make the Ondo Port Declaration pursuant to Section 30 of the Ports Act He added that this would be done after all the prerequisites established by the extant laws were met We want to see this port come to life before the end of this administration having another deep sea port will do a lot of good to the blue economy policy of the Federal Government Sambo stated On flurry of sea ports Sambo said it was a positive thing as presence of the atlantic ocean the Rivers Niger and Benue positions Nigeria to harness explore and export its rich minerals to other countries According to the minister there are only two deep sea ports in Nigeria while all others are river ports including Apapa and Tin Can ports He said that the development of a Deep Sea Port in Ondo was a welcome development to the country at large Earlier Gov Akeredolu said the visit was to acquaint the Transport Ministry with the state s vision of developing a deep seaport in Ilaje Ondo in accordance with Federal Government s module of Public Private Partnership Akeredolu said the port would bring enormous socio economic benefits to the Federal Government the state and the host communities He added that Dubai Port and China Habour were among the many international partners that signalled their interest in developing the port Also The Minister of State for Transportation Ademola Adegoroye said the Ondo State Government had made a compelling case for the port According to Adegoroye the minister is a seasoned technocrat having ventured across board of the Nigerian Ports Authority and the National Inland Waterways and knows the importance of the Port Ondo project He therefore assured the Ondo governor that the Transport Ministry would attach priority to the project He said the ministry would like to see the Port come to life before the end of the tenure of office NewsSourceCredit NAN
FG declares support for Ondo Deep Sea Port

Minister of Transportation

Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu  Sambo, said the Federal Government would soon officially declare the proposed Ondo Sea Port facility as a Deep Sea Port, to herald commencement of other processes at the facility.

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Director of Press and Public Relations

Sambo, in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Relations, Mr Eric Ojiekwe, gave the indication when he received Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo on Wednesday.

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Federal Government

The minister commended the steps taken so far by the state government to prepare for the Federal Government’s declaration on the port.

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Ondo State Government

After listening to a technical presentation by the Consultants to the Ondo State Government, Sambo said the Federal Government would not hesitate to make the Ondo Port Declaration, pursuant to Section 30 of the Ports Act.

He added that this would be done after all the prerequisites established by the extant laws were met.

Federal Government

“We want to see this port come to life before the end of this administration; having another deep sea port will do a lot of good to the blue economy policy of the Federal Government,” Sambo stated .

On flurry of sea ports, Sambo said it was a positive thing, as presence of the atlantic ocean, the Rivers Niger and Benue, positions Nigeria to harness, explore and export its rich minerals to other countries.

Apapa and Tin-Can

According to the minister, there are only two deep sea ports in Nigeria, while all others are river ports, including Apapa and Tin-Can ports.

Deep Sea Port in Ondo

He said that the development of a Deep Sea Port in Ondo was a welcome development to the country at large.

Transport Ministry

Earlier, Gov. Akeredolu said the visit was to acquaint the Transport Ministry with the state’s vision of developing a deep seaport in Ilaje, Ondo, in accordance with Federal Government’s module of Public Private Partnership.

Federal Government

Akeredolu said the port would bring enormous socio economic benefits to the Federal Government, the state and the host communities.

Dubai Port

He added that Dubai Port and China Habour were among the many international partners that signalled their interest in developing the port.

Minister of State for Transportation

Also, The Minister of State for Transportation, Ademola Adegoroye, said the Ondo State Government had made a compelling case for the port.

Nigerian Ports Authority

According to Adegoroye, the minister is a seasoned technocrat, having ventured across board of the Nigerian Ports Authority and the National Inland Waterways and knows the importance of the Port Ondo project.

Transport Ministry

He, therefore, assured the Ondo governor that the  Transport Ministry would attach priority to the project.

He said the  ministry would like to see the Port come to life before the end of the tenure of office.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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