Dickson To Award N150b-Agge Deep Seaport Contracts

Hon Seriake Dickson

Yenagoa – Contracts for the N150billion-Agge Deep Seaport project of the Bayelsa State government would be awarded next week by Governor Seriake Dickson.

This was contained in a Government House Yenagoa statement on Thursday signed by the Special Adviser on Media Relations to the Governor, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei.

The statement quoted Dickson as having made this known in his remarks during the October 2018 edition of the state’s monthly praise night at the King of Glory Chapel, Yenagoa, on Wednesday night.

Former Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Pastor John Kennedy Opara, was among visiting dignitaries who attended the praise night.

The planned award of contracts for the project is coming four years after the governor stated in June 2014 that “the government has committed N150 billion for the development of the Agge Deep Seaport.”

The seaport project is located in Ekeremor Local Government Area, Bayelsa West Senatorial District.

Checks showed that in November 2017, Dickson inaugurated a 14-member project implementation committee for the development of the Agge Seaport project, boasting that the project would be completed before the end of his tenure in February 2020.

Also, in December 2017, he presented a cheque for the sum of N400 million to the Nigerian Army Corps Engineers, led by its commander, Brigadier-General A. O. Adeleke, “for the survey of an additional 15,000 hectares of land, having already surveyed 15,000 hectares for the proposed (seaport) project.”

The governor, according to the statement, stated that the Agge Deep Seaport was one of the most ambitious and capital-intensive projects of his administration.

He said it is part of the administration’s decision to double its strategic development efforts in a bid to move the state to greater heights.

“Next one week, I will be awarding the contracts of your seaport at Agge. You people have not seen anything yet,” Dickson said.

He said he would remain committed to developing the state by signing contract papers of the project this year, despite having 14 months left of his term in office.

In his sermon titled, “The Buts That Trouble Your Destiny”, Arch-Bishop Israel Ege, the chairman of the Bayelsa State Christian Welfare Board, said that the ‘buts’ in a person’s life can hinder him from fulfilling his destiny.

Culled from Daily Independent