Buhari, Ayade meet over Bakassi deep seaport project

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has met behind closed doors with Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade at the Presidential Villa.

Ayade arrived the Villa around 1p.m moved to the President’s office where he spent few minutes.

He emerged later and was driven in a black SUV to the President’s residence.

It was gathered that Ayade was in the Villa to discuss the deep seaport project his government is embarking on.?

The proposed Bakassi deep seaport and the 260km superhighway are estimated to cost about N700 billion.

The deep seaport will boost the export of produce such as rice and banana as well as solid minerals.

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