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FG approves N1.7 bn for Bonny Island Jetty

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

The Federal Executive Council has
approved the sum of N1.7 billion for the construction of the Bonny Jetty in
River State.

The Council meeting was presided over
by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

The Minister of State for
Transportation, Gbemisola Saraki, disclosed that while briefing State House
correspondents on Wednesday after the FEC meeting at the Presidential Villa,

She said: “Today, the Ministry of
Transportation presented a memo for the approval of award of contract for the
construction of jetty at Bonny Island in Rivers State.
“This approval was sought and was
duly given.

“Some years ago, we had a jetty at
Bonny Island; it collapsed and now creating a huge problem for tug boats and

“So, what happened is that the
pilot’s lounge is actually in Bonny; so boats used come all the way from Port
Harcourt to pick up the pilots.

“It was advertised in late 2017 and
today, the council gave approval in the tune of N1.7 billion and it will be
completed in 15 months.’’

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