By Achadu Gabriel, kaduna
Bekekiri Community, Akassa, Brass Local Government area of Bayelsa State, will tram up with the government of Bayelsa State government in the fight to actualize reopening of Akassa Seaport for job opportunities.
The traditional ruler, Bekeriri community area of Bayelsa State, HRH King Ayubaemi Stephen who made the assertions in a chat said the existence of the Akassa Seaport is one of the oldest in Nigeria.
King Stephen also appealed to Federal Government and it’s relevant agencies to reopen the Port for the benefits of jobless Nigerian Youths, saying it existence dated back to February 1887 and October 1888
“Akassa Seaport will greatly impact on lives of many Nigerians by providing various jobs opportunities for the youths when reopened for marinetime business in consonance with the promised made by PMB led administration to create 100milion jobs for Nigeria youths and therefore should not be policized.
Also in a letter addressed to Ministers of Transport Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, Humanitarian Affairs, Desater Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq and the Managing Director Nigerian Port Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, the Monarch wondered why the bodies could not see any reasons to consult with the traditional Councils and Bayelsa state government with a view to reopen a ports capable of absolving many jobless Nigerian youths inline with president Buhari’s job creation policy.
He stated that Akassa Seaport was founded as a principal depot of the royal Niger Company and “situated at the mouth of the Nun River in the Niger Delta, upon an island bounded by landward side by the Sengana (Akassa) River.
“It’s position is longitude 6° 20′ 10″ E and Latitude 4° 20′ 0” N.
“The general character of the land in the neighbourhood is low and swampy, overgrown by mangrove trees.
“The Station lies in a clearing close to the sea shore, being but 3 miles from the River bar, and about 3 miles from Cape Nun”, he stated.
The Monarch further explained that “The river is 1 miles in width at the place. The Observatory is distant 120 yards from the dwelling-house,
the nearest building to it, and about three times of that, according to Russell- Meteorological observations at Akassa Seaport at Niger territory in Akassa, Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, South-South Nigeria.
He also enjoying those in doubt to Google “Results of Meteoroligical Observations Made at Akassa”, for further clarification and to prove the authenticity of his allegations.
“The above Google will give you more insight about the validity and confirmation of our findings.
While he also emphasized that the existence of the Akassa Seaport as a Minor Port Station in Bekekiri, Brass LGAs of Bayelsa State of Nigeria, is not in doubt, he strongly appealed to the relevant ministries and Agency to use their good office to support the reopening of Akassa Seaport.
He re-emphacised that “Akassa Seaport will greatly complement the proposed 100million jobs opportunity promised Nigeria youths by President Buhari led administration.
“Indeed, we strongly believed that Akassa Port will provide countless jobs opportunity for jobless youths across the
globe if the Seaport is reopen.
“This is also in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s led federal government programme and policy of taken10million Nigerians out of poverty, which is our major concern, knowing fully well that reopening Akassa Seaport, like every other Seaport, will create varieties of jobs opportunity.