The lawmaker representing Warri Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr. Daniel Reyenieju has called on the management of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to as a matter of urgency, interface with the government of Edo State over its intention to establish a seaport in Gelegele.
This view was expressed yesterday in Warri when he received members of Koko Political Vanguard, who were on a thank you visit over his efforts at getting the Federal Government to commence the dredging of the Escravos Bar.
Responding, the lawmaker noted that ‘’the proposed seaport in Edo State, can only be accessed through the rivers in Warri North Local government Council particularly through the Nanna Creek, Benin River and the Adagbrasa channel which link the riverine communities in Edo State to the Atlantic Ocean.
‘’It is important to note that while the relevant drawings/designs and others paper works preceding the commencement of the construction of the Koko-Ogheye road were being prepared, the issue of a possible seaport in Edo State was never envisaged and thus, it was never captured in the different designs. Under this circumstance, a possible seaport in Gelegele will now require the redesigning of that part of the road. I call on the NDDC to as a matter of urgency interact with the government of Edo State and make available to it the relevant drawings particularly those of the Adagbrasa axis. This should be done before the commencement of construction of the proposed seaport.