Akwa Ibom Deep Seaport project to generate 300,000 jobs — Okon


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By Harris Emanuel – Uyo

The first phase of the multi-billion dollars Akwa Ibom Deep Seaport is expected to generate no fewer than 300,000 jobs, Commissioner for Economic Development and Deep-sea Port, Akan Okon has said.

The commissioner who spoke with Vanguard, commended the federal government for approving the business case thereby giving the nod for the commencement of the mouth watering project, with Bollore and Power China Consultants as preferred bidders.

Besides, Okon put the total cost of the project at $4.6 billion while the first phase which would gulp $2.016 billion has been approved by the federal government.

He stated that the project which would be built on private public partnership would not only address the unemployment problem in the state, but would rake huge revenues into the coffers of the federal and state government.

He expressed the desire of the government that the youths were properly trained and engaged so as to take advantage of the emerging…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper