THE Federal Government has lauded Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State for his foresight in embarking on the construction of the Bakassi Deep Seaport, describing same as a worthy venture that will impact positively on the economic life of the country.

Chairman, Steering and Implementation Committee for the deep seaport and Director Maritime Services, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Alhaji Sani Galadanchi, stated this when he led other members of the committee on a courtesy visit to Government House in Calabar.

Galadanchi commended Governor Ayade “on his vision to diversify the economy of the state from its dependence on revenue allocation from the Federation Account,”stressing that this was in line with the Federal Government’s desire to move the maritime sector forward.

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