Overview of Ibom Deep Seaport

Ibom Deep Sea Port

Ibom Industrial City

The objectives of Ibom Industrial City include development of a smart, modern and attractive, safe and secure place to do business and live in. The city will take advantage of its location, natural resources and will include a world class deep seaport with potential to be a major logistics hub in the West and Central African region. The objective is to design a fully integrated city with the Deep Sea Port where industries and their supply chain will be in close proximity to each other to maximize efficiency. Consequently, master plan for the deep seaport is being developed concurrently and will require strong collaboration with the work to be done on development of the industrial city. The masterplan for the industrial City comprised of the following:

Ibom Industrial City

Ibom Industrial City Project Layout


The Ibom Industrial City will be developed on 14,517Ha area of land in the South East region of Nigeria carved out of two local government authorities (Mbo and Ibeno) in Akwa Ibom State. The Ibom Industrial City is an initiative of the Akwa Ibom State Government to be developed in partnership with the private sector. The 14,517ha of land has been acquired and has been designated as a Free Trade Zone by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The implementation of the Industrial City project will undergo a 3-phased development as follows:

Ibom Industrial City Project - Phases 1, 2 & 3

The Urban design framework will comprise of Residential and Commercial Zones centrally located while heavy industry and logistics are adjacent to the port and ssegregation of freight and passenger traffic The objectives of the industrial city includes creating new and expanding markets and industries in Akwa Ibom State such as agriculture, petrochemicals, ship building and repair yards, auto assembly plants, fabrication/construction, maritime clusters, ICT and electronics, waterfront facilities for tourism and commerce, and power plants by providing an enabling environment, efficient infrastructure and access to market. The site is located close to five natural gas wells, which provide an opportunity to develop gas-based industries as part of the overall development. The area currently has a Free Trade Zone designation that seeks to attract foreign investors and will lead to economic diversification and transfer of required industrial / technology skills to the people of Akwa Ibom State.


Contact Us

Mfon Ekong Usoro, Chairperson
Akwa Ibom State Technical Committee for the Realization of Ibom Industrial City (TC IIC)
25 Esuene Street, off Olusegun Obasanjo Way,
Uyo,  Akwa Ibom State
Email:     mfon@idsp.ak.gov.ng


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