Eno Seeks Akpabio’s Aid For Seaport, PMS Depot, Palm Oil Refinery


Akwa Ibom State governor, Pastor Umo Eno, has appealed to the Senate President Godswill Akpabio to use his position as the number three citizen to impress on the Federal Government to help in realising the vision of establishing the Ibom Deep Seaport, a Palm Oil Refinery and a Petroleum Products Depot in the state.

The governor made the plea at the weekend during a courtesy visit by the Senate President and the state banquet organised in honour of Akpabio and other visiting Senators at Government House, Uyo, the state capital.

He explained that the development of the seaport, which has the deepest and longest water stretch in Nigeria, would be an economic catalyst for Nigeria in the Gulf of Guinea.

Governor Eno thanked the senate president and his colleagues for the visit, even as he applauded President Bola Tinubu and the senators “for rallying around our son and making him the president of the 10th Senate,” stressing that “he is our joy, our pride and a beacon of hope for our people.

“I welcome our distinguished senators led by our son, the senate president, to Akwa Ibom State. Since the creation of this state and especially since the return of democracy, we have been blessed with very patriotic and dedicated leaders from the days of Obong Victor Attah, to the uncommon era of my grandfather, the senate president, to my political father, the immediate past Governor Udom Emmanuel to date.

“Past governors before me did a lot for the state during their times; all we have to do now is to maintain those facilities and also put in place some new infrastructure where necessary.

“As a government, we will continue to partner with you and President Tinubu. Your love and commitment to the unity of our dear state are enough to put the state on a high pedestal of development.

“God brought me at this time, by His Grace, to bring about the reconciliation of His people. As they say, united we stand, divided we fall. If we must get anything for our state at the federal level and want our state to remain the envy of others, we have no alternative than to work together as a team.”


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