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|Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by autojosh: 2:30pm On May 17, 2018|
Nigeria and Benin Republic are competitors in the maritime business. The two West African countries are competing to be the Load Center, otherwise known as transshipment base, in West Africa.
Tragically, Contonou has remained the haven for Nigerian importers.
About 60% of all the imports to West Africa are destined to Nigeria. However, what gets to our seaports is just about 10%.
In other words, all the shipment coming to West Africa are billed for Nigeria, but at the end of the day what gets to Nigerian port directly is just about 10%.
The greater amount of cargoes are offloaded in neigbouring ports in Cotonou and other West African states and then they are transshipped to Nigeria. This is mostly because the seaports at Apapa and Tin Can are enormously overwhelmed.
Calabar Port Terminal
Meanwhile, Nigeria has 4 other sea ports that are underutilized or abandoned. The seaports are in Warri, Calabar, Koko and Port Harcourt.
Unarguably, Nigeria enjoys a large market advantage over Benin Republic because of her population, but sadly, it is Benin Republic that benefits from the large market of Nigeria.
Many countries of the world do not have such luxuries of having multiple seaports. Some are landlocked. Fortunately, Nigeria is blessed with many natural harbors and ports. Sadly, we are not taking advantage of this blessing.
Indeed, Nigeria needs deep seaports. However, if fully utilized, the abandoned and underutilized seaports in Nigeria have the capacity to significantly increase our national revenue and indeed our GDP.
So, why are the Port Harcourt, Calabar, Warri and Koko seaports underutilized?
Port Harcourt Port Terminal
Note, however, that the Intels’ Onne port in River state is Nigeria’s best run and perhaps the most active ports in the country. The Intels’ Onne seaport is a privately-run seaport within the same region as the abandoned ports.
According to the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics, in 2017, the cargo throughput on Nigeria seaport was highest at Onne Port.
In that year, the Onne Port had cargo throughput of 25,836,246 (while inward was 1,947,347, outward was 23,888,899).
This was followed by Apapa Port with 18,909,238 (inward was 17,523,313, while outward was 1,385,925)
Tin Can Island Port was third with 15,520,925 (inward was 14,623 and outward was 1,385,925).
Meanwhile, the other seaports – Port Harcourt, Warri, Calabar – struggled with very poor cargo throughput.
Please note that these almost comatose seaports are within the same axis as the high-performing Onne port.
So, what really is the excuse for the neglect of the seaports at Port Harcourt, Warri and Calabar?
Warri Port Terminal
Intel Onne Port
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|Re: Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by EuroBoy007(m): 2:36pm On May 17, 2018|
if u know u know.
|Re: Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by Fuckyoumod: 2:47pm On May 17, 2018|
Ask Goodluck Jonathan who had all the time in the world to bring life to all the seaports, but abandoned it, while drinking kai-kai and looting in Aso Rock.
If Gej couldn't standardize Port Harcourt or Warri seaports and left them abandoned.
Is it Buhari the Bigot that would make them viable?
Guy, go to bayelsa, Otuoeke to be precise and ask gej.
It took buhari less than 3 years to build a dry port.
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|Re: Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by SamuelAnyawu(m): 2:53pm On May 17, 2018|
The major reason why i am not happy with GEJ
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|Re: Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by dplordx(m): 2:54pm On May 17, 2018|
|Re: Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by Esejojo: 3:36pm On May 17, 2018|
President Jonathan Flags off Dredging of Calabar Port Channel
October 18, 2014
President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday flagged off the dredging of Calabar Port Channel to facilitate navigation of larger vessels into the port as well as increase the tempo of maritime-related business in Cross River state and beyond.
The inauguration of the project also ends years of controversy and apprehension concerning the feasibility of opening the channel for easy navigation of super cargoes.
Jonathan: Breaking barriers with Lekki Port
DECEMBER 13, 2013
MANY issues naturally arise from the approval by the Federal Executive Council, FEC, last week, of a deep sea port for Lagos. The most prominent is the political significance of the decision against the backdrop of allegations that the President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, may be hesitant in approving such a gigantic project with several positive draw-down effects on the economy of that hotbed of opposition to his presidency. Not only has it given a lie to that assumption, it has proven, once again, that the President on most occasions, rise above political partisanship on issues that border on the welfare of Nigerians.
The Jonathan administration chose to approve the new Lekki deep sea port in spite of strong arguments against Lagos which already has two of the nation’s biggest ports. Not only do they handle over 80% of the nation’s maritime activities, port operations are chiefly responsible for the traffic congestion and environmental chaos in that emerging mega city. Indeed, the arguments against Lagos are strong. With as many as seven littoral states, five of which are controlled by the Peoples Democratic Party, President Jonathan could have chosen from several other options. But he would not be swayed.
Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/12/jonathan-breaking-barriers-lekki-port/
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|Re: Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by theenchanter: 3:36pm On May 17, 2018|
It always beat my imagination how Nigeria end up inflicting hardship on itself just because of "marginalization". Take it or leave it, some parts of Nigeria is being marginalized, the nation can't move forward with this set-up.
Don't tell me states govt can build their seaports when their federal allocation can only pay salaries and minor road projects.
Don't tell me they can generate revenue on their own when there's not much economic presence in the regions.
Don't tell me their citizens can pay tax to generate revenue when their people are jobless, hungry and angry.
A sensible central govt will tryna ease Lagos seaport by allowing cargoes that are eastern bound use any of the remaining ports, afterall; not all consignment are for Lagos alone, what's d point in wasting about 30days to clear goods in Lagos when the remaining ports are useless?
Nigeria is fvcked up, big time!... even Benin republic is feeding on Nigeria's carcass.
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|Re: Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by Odingo1: 3:47pm On May 17, 2018|
Nigeria is a segregated country that doesn't want all its part to develop, they prefer backwardness and their tribes prefer seeing others suffering and on sunday and friday they will enter churches and mosque to go and deceive their-selves.
South Africa have six standard seaport that covers the whole country, you cant live in Capetown and be going all the way to Durban to clear your goods.
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|Re: Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by Jazzlite: 3:51pm On May 17, 2018|
So, why are the Port Harcourt, Calabar, Warri and Koko seaports underutilized?
How ... you want ipob to prosper? If you know you know.
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|Re: Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by Kingdolo(m): 3:52pm On May 17, 2018|
|Re: Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by ThatHistoryGuy(m): 3:53pm On May 17, 2018|
|Re: Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by computer0810(m): 3:53pm On May 17, 2018|
bcoz militant will take advantage of it and we all know lagos is home for all.....yoruba's are very accommodating
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|Re: Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by EzendiEgo1: 3:53pm On May 17, 2018|
|Re: Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by Hennepin: 3:54pm On May 17, 2018|
All present and past Leaders of this country have failed us. Both major political parties have failed us and will continue. Vote with sense in 2019, in fact I will advice the youth to abandon this sinking ship while you can.
|Re: Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by Staru1(m): 3:54pm On May 17, 2018|
Ask oga on top~PmB. his name sounds like M&B PARACETAMOL.
|Re: Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by Nobody: 3:55pm On May 17, 2018|
South south and south east leaders are cowards..
Inferiority from civil War is still impelling their brain towards nation cake whereas the efforts and productivity of thier land its underutilised and managed by those who placed them in chains.
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|Re: Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by erico2k2(m): 3:56pm On May 17, 2018|
A very uninformed write up.
There is no Port at koko rather Sapele.
Other Ports mentioned are functioning, He also forgot to mention the Onitsha ports, Goods are shipped to Onne port daily. The rest of the ports do work but not as busy as Lagos due to low patronage .OP you can buy 10 ship loads of goods and ship to Onitsha or Onne ports.
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|Re: Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by Robbin7(m): 3:56pm On May 17, 2018|
Because they are not in the two point agenda of the president, which is to fight corruption and return Nigeria to Agriculture.
|Re: Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by MANNABBQGRILLS: 3:56pm On May 17, 2018|
FG should do something ASAP
|Re: Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by three: 3:57pm On May 17, 2018|
It would seem that some are uncomfortable at the prospect of Ports outside of Lagos.
Less Federal control of imports and exports
More development to the other locations
However, I suspect there is some responsibility on the Governor's in these areas to champion the cause which they are not living up to...
It says here that the decline is due in part to the inability of the authorities to dredge the channels
Dredging of Calabar and Warri are ONLY JUST set to commence
|Re: Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by Jeezuzpick(m): 3:57pm On May 17, 2018|
All these ports you called, how safe are they?
If those boys hijack ships coming in to Port.......
|Re: Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by hypnotic(m): 3:57pm On May 17, 2018|
the IGR of lagos will bottom down
|Re: Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by Odingo1: 3:57pm On May 17, 2018|
The North that is ruling Nigeria backed by the SW prefer the extra goods to go to other West African countries than to allow it to be landing in SS; I blame GEJ for not being man enough to change all this, instead he was playing political correctness to please the North.
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|Re: Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by potent5(m): 3:58pm On May 17, 2018|
Op, refer your question to the CABAL. You know them.
|Re: Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by Throwback: 3:58pm On May 17, 2018|
Onne port in Port Harcourt is still very much active.
|Re: Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by Jeezuzpick(m): 3:59pm On May 17, 2018|
Oga, it has been like this for close to 30 years, so calm down.
|Re: Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by diplomat058(m): 3:59pm On May 17, 2018|
The seaports in Nigeria are managed and
operated by the Nigerian Port Authority
(NPA) which was established 1954. This unequivocally follows that seaports in Nigeria fall under the exclusive executive list in the Nigerian constitution. As such, all revenues accrue to the Federal government and host State governments only tax the proceeds.
if the Federal government cannot fund the other seaports to a functional and productive state for reasons best known to them, then I don't see any plausible reasons for the delay of the reenactment of the pre-1967 fiscal and regional federalism.
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|Re: Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by Throwback: 3:59pm On May 17, 2018|
Is it Lagos state that is operating the Federal Ports in Lagos?
|Re: Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by Bsideboi(m): 4:00pm On May 17, 2018|
Fuckyoumod:You'd have just kept "quiet" and we'll assume you still have some sense .
but look what you did!
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|Re: Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by bobokeshington: 4:00pm On May 17, 2018|
|Re: Why Are The Four Other Seaports In Nigeria Abandoned? by obailala(m): 4:00pm On May 17, 2018|
Whats the latest on Ibaka?
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