Gov Charles Soludo of Anambra has taken over the fight for the revival of the good old Oseakwa Sea Port abandoned shortly after the Nigerian Civil War urging the Federal government to expedite action in the dredging of the River Niger channels to the Atlantic ocean.
Recall that businessmen in the South East has been lamenting their excruciating experiences clearing goods from the Lagos Sea Port and the hell they have been facing in transporting goods down to the area.
Soludo who was speaking on the commissioning of the Second Niger Bridge contended that it is not only the Second Niger Bridge and the dredging of the River Niger into the Atlantic ocean that are the only demand by the South East but also the construction of the Anambra Lokoja Road which would open up businesses to Abuja capital city.
“The people of the South East have agitated, we have complained and petitioned and about five key infrastructural projects are supposed to be the game changer for the development of the South East”
“One is obviously the dredging of about three channels that will give the South East access to the Atlantic to be able to bring their goods down the South East, the second happen to be the second Niger Bridge and the third is the Expressway that will link Anambra to Lokoja.
That will actually open up the East, in three hours you will be at Abuja, the fourth happen to be the gas pipeline that has largely bypassed the South East and the fifth obviously is the railway that we are agitating”
“Of this five, it is our pleasure and joy today in the South East that we have come to tick good to one of them and a major one at that and that is the Second Niger Bridge”
“We are really overjoyed at least for the other four, with the incoming President-Elect who would be sworn in on Monday, we will come shopping for the other four and as we hope probably, the rest of the four will be granted in the coming four years or thereabout.”