Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has revealed plans to develop the Gelegele seaport into a modern container terminal.
Obaseki disclosed this during the inauguration of a technical committee headed by Engineer Greg Eroto to oversee the development of the seaport in the state.
He said that the state government was in talks with the Federal Ministry of Transport on the possibilities of making the seaport a container terminal.
According to him, making it a container terminal would boost revenue generation; create more jobs; and in the end, boost economic activities in the state.
He added that the location would also house an agro-industrial park that would increase exportation of agricultural produces from the state.
Obaseki however noted that the inauguration of the committee was one of the major steps taken by his administration to fire up the state’s economy as well as the country’s economic frontier at large.
Meanwhile, the governor urged the committee to come up with a blueprint on how to actualize the vision to create a viable seaport.
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