Senator Enang
The Federal Government has set aside over N100bn  to reactivate the abandoned fishing terminals in Akwa Ibom State.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Ita Enang, stated this on Saturday after a tour of the facilities located at Akai Ebughu and Ibaka in the Mbo Local Government Area of the state.

He said, “Part of our efforts is to make sure that the economic potential of Nigeria in the sea, including agriculture, fishing, port activities and all things that can engage citizens of this country, as well as generating revenue for the economy are activated

"We are assessing the state of these multipurpose terminals which were initially conceived as fishing terminals but it is for all kinds of vessels and all economic activities.

“These terminals when activated can take care of economic challenges of this country, which include; fishing and all kinds of import which would create employment.”

He said the Federal Government was determined  to boost security at the high sea and coastal areas to minimise the activities of sea pirates at the Ibaka seaport.

The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, who was represented by, Mr Azuka Agbihi, pledged the commitment of the National Assembly to ensure the actualsation of the project.