Governor Otu pushes for Calabar Port dredging

Cross River State Governor, Senator Prince Bassey Otu, has appealed to the Federal Government for the speedy dredging of the Calabar Port.

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Speaking in Government House, Calabar, when he received the Calabar Port Manager, Mr. Festus Ikechi Olumati, and his team, the governor explained that transforming it to an active port will attract investors as well as tourists and boost revenue generation.

“It is important that the encumbrances hindering the dredging work be settled out of court for us to have a more active port,” said Otu.

“If it is in terms of offering concessions to cargo and ship owners, we will ensure that such are granted.”

“We are fully aware of the enormous economic potential of the port and we will do our best to make it work so as to improve our economy through the generation of desired revenue for the country,” the governor assured.

Also, Otu charged the management of the ports to take advantage of the existing synergy between the state government, the Navy, and other security agencies to draw more traffic.