Obaseki, Photo: TDPel Media
Obaseki: Benin River Port‘ll boost export earnings, facilitate economic growth, others
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has assured his administration remained committed to the realization of the Benin River Port project considering its economic benefits to the state and country.
The governor said that the port project would, upon completion, boost export earnings, expand the economic value chain and open up new business opportunities, create employment opportunities, and stimulate economic growth and development.
He was speaking at this year’s Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) in Dubai. The governor was pitching for investments in the Benin River Port and seeking foreign direct investments from businesses and organisations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
His words: “We are committed to the development of the Benin City River Port. This will be the closest port to the centre of Nigeria.
“We have all talked about developing the deep seaport on our coastlines and most of those goods need to get into the country. So, we are using the opportunity of the Benin River to build a river port that is going to be a sister port to the Lekki Deep Seaport to bring goods and containers right into the country from where they will get distributed.”