Anambra State chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Basil Ejidike has stated the reactivation of Onitsha Port by President Muhammadu Buhari’s authorities is an illustration of affection for the individuals of the South-East geo-political zone.
Ejidike acknowledged this in an interview on Tuesday in Awka, stressing that guaranteeing the Japanese Ports, particularly Onitsha is viable, have been a priority for the individuals lengthy prior to now.
“Onitsha is a well-known industrial hub not solely in Anambra however in Southeast, Nigeria and West Africa and making the Port useful is of giant advantages to the individuals,” he stated.
He stated members of the APC in Anambra now stroll with their shoulders excessive after they replicate on programmes and initiatives completed within the zone by the federal authorities
“It’s Buhari’s authorities that’s doing the second Niger Bridge, reconstructing the Onitsha/Enugu and Enugu/Aba expressways amongst others initiatives and we’re comfortable for this,” he stated.
Ejidike stated aside from lowering strain on the nation’s street infrastructures, reactivating the moribund ports would influence on the general socio-economic lifetime of the individuals.
“This growth will definitely open doorways for job alternatives to our individuals as we as cut back the costs of products in our markets,” he stated.
The APC chairman famous that he was not shocked to see the reactivation of Onitsha Port beneath Dr George Muoghalu because the Managing Director (MD).
“Dr George Muoghalu, the current MD of Nationwide Inland Waterways Company (NIWA) is a goal-getter. When Mr President appointed him to go NIWA I knew that one thing higher will start to occur in that company,” he stated.
Ejidike, nonetheless, suggested the enterprise neighborhood within the South-East to make sure they make the port viable by patronizing the ability.