Community Leader Wants Seaport In Bakana

L-R: Former Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (Npa), Mr Habib Abdullahi, new Managing Director, Npa, Hadiza Bala-Usman, Executive Director, Marine and Operation, Dr Sokonte Davies and Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Mr Bello Koko, at the official hand over in Lagos, recently

The need for the
Rivers State Government to construct its own Seaport at Bakana in Degema Local Government Area has been advocated.
A community leader and Prominent son of Bakana in Kalabari Kingdom, Alabo Victor Ibanibo Don-Pedro dropped the hint in a statement made available to our correspondent in Port Harcourt recently.
Don-Pedro noted that Bakana with vast landmark and sea linking Port Harcourt sea route to the Bonny Water |Channels and derect to the Atlantic Ocean.
According to him, the initiative will attract firms to invest in Shipyard ventures, vessel and tug-boats maintenance among others would also attract development to the people of the area and Rivers State in general.
He opined that Bakana as the Landlord of curtain Channel, one of the largest oilfields of Shell Petroleum development Company (SPDC) will attract firms involved in Petroleum storage tank farms with the construction of a seaport in the area.
The Community leader also noted that the Seaport for Bakana if considered would open windows of employment and curb youth restiveness in the state, adding that Bakana is a pipeline impacted community.
Don-Pedro had also pleaded with the amiable Governor of the State, Chief Nyesom Wike to help provide fishing nets, outboard engine boats and other fishing instruments to the teeming fisher-folk in the area to enable them boost their fishing activities as well as to catch in commercial quantity.


Collins Barasimeye