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FG Plans To Establish Sea Port In Bayelsa
7th July 2008
The Federal Government on Friday noted that it may consider establishing a new sea port in the Bayelsa State to effectively harness the economic potential in the state, especially in the processing of fish and other raw materials for export.
The Minister of Commerce and Industry, Chief Charles Ugwuh, stated this in Abuja , during a visit by a delegation from the Yenogoa Chamber of Commerce Industry, Mines and Agriculture, led by its President, Chief Jonathan Omo.
Ugwu noted that enhancing opportunities for youths in the area to become economically self-sufficient would drastically reduce the incidence of militancy and other vices in the region. He, therefore, charged the state government to come up with modalities for the establishment of a sea port as well as an industrial cluster in the state.
He said, ”The Federal Government is looking at the possibility of having a sea port in the state. We are currently looking for an area, and then we will promote the idea of having a port in the state that can key into economic development.”
According to him, ”It doesn‘t have to be the biggest port in the world this could be the entrance where goods can come in and we have a Bayelsa Port, Brass used to have the entrance of the sea, but we are still looking in case it is not Brass where we can have the port.”