March 20, 2023



‘Onne Port at forefront of FG modernisation plan’

The Federal Authorities stated it’s decided to reposition the Onne Port to maximise its enormous potentials in export and import trades.

Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo spoke at Onne, Rivers State, when he visited the power throughout a reality discovering tour to establish why the port just isn’t acting at most capability.

“A part of the rationale why I’m right here is to look into why the Rivers Ports should not working. Regardless of the challenges are, we are going to tackle them. I’ll talk about with stakeholders and we are going to provide you with brief time period, medium time period and long run plans on overcome these challenges and make the ports productive”, Sambo stated.

On the difficulty of the dilapidated entry street to the Onne Port, the Minister assured that Sukuk IV will handle that, including that he would liaise along with his counterpart, the FMWH Minister, Babatunde Raji Fashola to see how it may be fast-tracked.

The Minister, nevertheless, frowned on Terminal Operators who defraud the Federal Authorities by not complying with fee of the Practitioners Working Charges, warning that it’s going to not be tolerated.

Additionally talking on the event, the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mohammed Bello- Koko stated the federal government could be very severe about the necessity to improve site visitors on the Jap Ports, in order to decongest the Lagos ports.

On the difficulty of safety, he stated: ” we’re working with the Nigerian Navy to enhance safety on our Waterways and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Security Company (NIMASA) has deployed belongings beneath the Deep Blue Venture that will beworking with the Nigerian Navy to enhance safety alongside the water methods.

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On the West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) Nigeria, the Managing Director, Naved Zafa, whereas briefing the Minister on their facility, stated: ” as a part of our Terminal improve and enlargement venture, we’ve got acquired ample cargo dealing with tools at our terminal to enhance the effectivity of the port”.