PRESS STATEMENT – FEC’S APPROVAL OF N1.7B FOR A JETTY IN BONNY
It is with great delight and deep feeling of vindication and triumph that, we, the members of the All Progressives Congress, Bonny Chapter, received the news of the Federal Government’s approval of N1.7 billion for the construction of a Jetty in Bonny Local Government Area, which is projected to be completed in fifteen months time.
We are delighted because, once again, another meaningful project is coming to Bonny through the Federal Government being controlled by our party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), in addition to Bonny/Bodo Road Project and the signing of NLNG Train 7 project, amongst others.
And we are vindicated because it has become obvious that our decision to follow Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and the APC, for which some of us were mocked and vilified, has proven to be very reasonable and well-thought-out indeed. Today, Bonny is reaping the benefits.
It is worthy of note that, this Jetty is a brainchild of the Federal Ministry of Transportation, headed by our indefatigable leader, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, a man whose love for Bonny Kingdom and her people is manifestly clear and unequivocal. It is high time we began to reciprocate this love, which he has shown over and over again.
On behalf of Bonny Kingdom, I thank the Honourable Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi for conceptualizing the project, and for making a proposal for its construction since 2017. I also thank President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Executive Council for giving express approval for the award of the contract and for placing a timeline of 15 months for its completion.
Apart from its developmental importance and content, the construction of the Jetty would go a long way to ameliorating the unemployment situation in Bonny as many skilled and unskilled workers will be required for its execution. This, apart from boosting the economy of Bonny, would as well help in keeping our youths busy and constructively engaged.
I congratulate the King and the good people of Bonny Kingdom on this wonderful chapter that is about to be opened on the developmental commentary of Bonny Kingdom.
To God be all the glory.