The Survey report of the proposed Agge Deep Seaport in Ekeremor Local
Government Area of Bayelsa State has been presented to the state
Government by the Nigerian Army Engineers.
The Deep Sea Port is to occupy an area of about eight thousand
hectares, which is an increase from the initial seven thousand
proposed for the facility.
Speaking after receiving the Survey report in Government House,
Yenagoa, Governor Seriake Dickson said the plan by the administration
to build a world class Deep Seaport in the State was now on course.
His words, “Today, my dear people of Bayelsa State, you are now seeing
in real terms, our plans to transform our economy beyond Oil and Gas.
And, I have always said that, we are going to spare no effort in
utilizing the maritime endowments of the state.
“Our decision to build a world class deep sea port is now on course.
What you are seeing today is the beginning of a long journey. I know
we still have a long way to go before we have a deep sea port, but
then we have started”.
Hon. Dickson, who noted that the surveyed area extended over fifteen
hectares of land, directed the Commissioner of Land and Survey to
begin the process of enumeration as well as computation of the claims
and entitlements of the owners of the affected areas, to enable
government commence the payment of adequate, fair and prompt
compensations as required by law.
He commended the Nigerian Army Engineering Corps for the professional
manner it undertook the assignment and expressed delight with the
partnership, noting that it was the beginning of what will become a
mutually beneficial relationship.
“This is just the beginning of what will be a mutually beneficial long
term relationship and partnership”, Governor Dickson assured the
He used the occasion to commend the Chief of Army Staff, for
diligently carrying out his duties at such a critical stage in the
nation’s nascent democracy, describing him as a loyal and hard working
Earlier, the Commander, Engineers Corps, Nigerian Army, Major General
Funso Owonibi noted that, the assignment has been rewarding, adding
that the hydrographic Survey of the proposed deep seaport will soon be
completed and presented to government.
General Owonibi expressed appreciation to the state government for the
confidence reposed in the Nigerian Army Corps of Engineers, stating
that the Army Engineers were carrying out other engineering related
assignments in Abia, Anambra and Delta States.