FG Approves International Jetty for Akwa Ibom


Okon Bassey in Uyo

The Federal Government has granted licence to the Akwa Ibom State Government to establish an international jetty at Ikot Abasi local government area of the state.

Similarly, the State Government is working towards obtaining recertification for the operationalisation of the Oron jetty in Oron local government area of the state.

The State Commissioner for Transport, Dr. Godwin Ntukudeh, who revealed this, said when operational the two jetties would boost the industrialisation pursuit of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s administration.

Fielding questions from newsmen on the activities of his ministry, he posited that tug and service boats, drilling vessels of the multi-national companies would now be landing in the state when the jetties become operational.

“With that license obtained for the establishment of an International jetty in Ikot Abasi we are looking forward for a greater future in the transport marine area in the state”, he said.