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FG Approves Two New Seaports In South-South by ijustdey: 10:09am On Feb 11
P/HARCOURT – There have been mixed reactions following the Federal Government’s approval of the construction of two new sea ports in Bonny Island in Rivers State and Warri in Delta state, both in the south-south geo-political zone of Nigeria.

Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of transportation, who made this disclosure recently in Lagos state, also noted that President Mohammadu Buhari also assured him that a railway line would be constructed from Port Harcourt, Rivers state, to Maiduguri, capital of Borno state.

But Checks by our Correspondent had it that since the pronouncement, some stakeholders in the maritime industry have lashed out on the idea, saying that it would have been more honorable for the Federal Government to put the existing ports in Warri, Onne and Calabar to a maximum use instead of muting an idea for two new ones.

One of the stakeholders, a clearing Agent who wants to be simply identified as Iyke said: “Here in Rivers State for example, we don’t have much cargo, while Lagos is over-congested”.

Pointing to the road, he said: “look at the road leading to the ports; they are in deplorable condition, Sea pirates attacking vessels every day in the high sea.

“Shipping Companies are battling with obsolete equipment ranging from pilot cutters and other navigational aids including insecurity. They have not solved one problem, they are busy creating another”, he said.

“Government should try and fix the Eastern ports, make them viable and competitive like Lagos instead of venturing into another jamboree”.

Another stakeholder, John Mark who has been in the shipping business for the past ten years said: “in as much as it is good for the government to establish other sea ports and if possible dry ports, the important thing is for the Ports to work. Every day, one committee or the other will visit this port, what has their visit achieved?

“The other day, it was committee on why Eastern ports are not being properly utilised. The other day, House of Representatives committee on Ports and Harbors, last week, it was Senate committee on Customs, what actually are they coming to do? “, he asked. Has it changed anything?

It would be recalled that the minister had made this known while speaking on “Railway Infrastructure: Progress and Plan” at the 2020 national economic outlook in Lagos, recently when he said: “the new seaports will be in Bonny, Rivers, and in Warri, Delta state”, adding that President Buhari had also assured him that a railway would be constructed from Port Harcourt, Rivers state, to Maiduguri, capital of Borno state.

The minister went further to posit that the current administration was more business friendly, noting that several infrastructure would be completed before the end of the tenure.

“We will provide railway from Port Harcourt to Maiduguri, the President has assured me. We are discussing and announcement would be made on the project soon,” he said.

https://www.independent.ng/mixed-reactions-as-fg-approves-two-new-seaports-in-south-south/

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Re: FG Approves Two New Seaports In South-South by CarlosTheJackal: 10:16am On Feb 11
It seems starting a new project gives these politicians a leeway to steal public funds.


I'm in support of upgrading the present Eastern ports

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Re: FG Approves Two New Seaports In South-South by hammerU: 11:58am On Feb 11
The only mixed reaction here is Afonja.

The rest of us welcome this development.

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Re: FG Approves Two New Seaports In South-South by hammerU: 11:59am On Feb 11
CarlosTheJackal:
It seems starting a new project gives these politicians a leeway to steal public funds.


I'm in support of upgrading the present Eastern ports



They are not just upgrading but building new Deep Seaport in the SS.



One in Bonny and the other in Warri, something GEJ could not do.
cc pazienza, lalasticlala

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Re: FG Approves Two New Seaports In South-South by Awol1(m): 12:33pm On Feb 11
hammerU:
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They are not just upgrading but building new Deep Seaport in the SS.



One in Bonny and the other in Warri, something GEJ could not do.


GEJ didn't do it because he is not as stupid as the fools you are supporting.

Apapa wharf gridlock is a national disaster. What has your govt done about it?

Calabar port needs dredging so that bigger vessels can berth. What has your govt done about it?

Warri and Onne ports are reported to be battling obselete infrastructure and piracy. What has your govt done about?

Onitsha seaport needs dredging to start taking vessels. What has your govt done about it?

It is only fools of wanton stupidity that would start a whole new ports while having not fixed existing ones.

Do these people have brains at all?

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Re: FG Approves Two New Seaports In South-South by Citytrend: 12:35pm On Feb 11
It is Long overdue.

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Re: FG Approves Two New Seaports In South-South by hammerU: 12:39pm On Feb 11
Awol1:


GEJ didn't do it because he is not as stupid as the fools you are supporting.

Apapa wharf gridlock is a national disaster. What has your govt done about it?

Calabar port needs dredging so that bigger vessels can berth. What has your govt done about it?

Warri and Onne ports are reported to be battling obselete infrastructure and piracy. What has your govt done about?

Onitsha seaport needs dredging to start taking vessels. What has your govt done about it?

It is only fools of wanton stupidity that would start a whole new ports while having not fixed existing ones.

Do these people have brains at all?



REMOVE YOUR WICKED, GREEDY AND JEALOUS EYE FROM SS PORTS PROJECT.


IT IS NOT BEING CONSTRUCTED ON YOUR LAND.

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Re: FG Approves Two New Seaports In South-South by Kingspin(m): 1:04pm On Feb 11
We are a wealthy nation but those in government lack the sense.

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Re: FG Approves Two New Seaports In South-South by BitCraftman: 1:29pm On Feb 11
hammerU:
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They are not just upgrading but building new Deep Seaport in the SS.



One in Bonny and the other in Warri, something GEJ could not do.
cc pazienza, lalasticlala
Are you implying the FG is totally clueless on how to save the existing but dying sea ports? We can't applaud every act of wastage just because they are presented as new projects.
Will new refineries make the old one work also? will a new rail from Port Harcourt to Maiduguri also fix our rail system? Never. Let's learn to be objective and do away with party talk.

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Re: FG Approves Two New Seaports In South-South by BitCraftman: 1:31pm On Feb 11
Awol1:


Well, I have to remind you that SS is Biafran territory and so shall it be when referendum holds.
grow up. Nobody is anyone's else subject. Control your love of money, it is root of all evil.

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Re: FG Approves Two New Seaports In South-South by Okoroawusa: 1:33pm On Feb 11
Awol1:


GEJ didn't do it because he is not as stupid as the fools you are supporting.

Apapa wharf gridlock is a national disaster. What has your govt done about it?

Calabar port needs dredging so that bigger vessels can berth. What has your govt done about it?

Warri and Onne ports are reported to be battling obselete infrastructure and piracy. What has your govt done about?

Onitsha seaport needs dredging to start taking vessels. What has your govt done about it?

It is only fools of wanton stupidity that would start a whole new ports while having not fixed existing ones.

Do these people have brains at all?
All these problems you listed what did GEJ do about them?

Or the problems started in 2015?

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Re: FG Approves Two New Seaports In South-South by Unbiased1: 2:32pm On Feb 11
Waste of funds. Why don't the government focus on just Onne Port and the dredging of the Calabar ports lets see the level of traffic they will attract rather than building too many seaports that may not even get any reasonable number of Ships berthing there.

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Re: FG Approves Two New Seaports In South-South by Ebenezar2020(m): 3:06pm On Feb 11
Unbiased1:
Waste of funds. Why don't the government focus on just Onne Port and the dredging of the Calabar ports lets see the level of traffic they will attract rather than building too many seaports that may not even get any reasonable number of Ships berthing there.
Ibaka deep seaport still remains the best so far

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Re: FG Approves Two New Seaports In South-South by Caymen: 3:14pm On Feb 11
Ebenezar2020:
Ibaka deep seaport still remains the best so far

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Re: FG Approves Two New Seaports In South-South by EVILFOREST: 4:16pm On Feb 11
Okk
Re: FG Approves Two New Seaports In South-South by dfrost: 4:16pm On Feb 11
Cool.
Re: FG Approves Two New Seaports In South-South by BaddieKay(f): 4:16pm On Feb 11
Awol1:


GEJ didn't do it because he is not as stupid as the fools you are supporting.

Apapa wharf gridlock is a national disaster. What has your govt done about it?

Calabar port needs dredging so that bigger vessels can berth. What has your govt done about it?

Warri and Onne ports are reported to be battling obselete infrastructure and piracy. What has your govt done about?

Onitsha seaport needs dredging to start taking vessels. What has your govt done about it?

It is only fools of wanton stupidity that would start a whole new ports while having not fixed existing ones.

Do these people have brains at all?
There are people you don't waste time on...that one you quoted is just plain dumb and likes to show off his foolishness

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Re: FG Approves Two New Seaports In South-South by MelesZenawi: 4:16pm On Feb 11
What is mixed about it and secondly it is a foolish idea.

Maintain existing ones in the region and jettison the idea of new one.

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Re: FG Approves Two New Seaports In South-South by Zico5(m): 4:18pm On Feb 11
Government with no direction. Always thinking with their anus. This is the misplaced priority of the highest order. May God help us, 2023 is too long.

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Re: FG Approves Two New Seaports In South-South by wonuks(m): 4:18pm On Feb 11
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Re: FG Approves Two New Seaports In South-South by Tomide007: 4:18pm On Feb 11
Citytrend:
It is Long overdue. Jagaban will certainly not welcome this News because of Tax
Does lagos receive tax from the port? only FG does

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Re: FG Approves Two New Seaports In South-South by meum: 4:18pm On Feb 11
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Re: FG Approves Two New Seaports In South-South by GboyegaD(m): 4:18pm On Feb 11
Awol1:


Well, I have to remind you that SS is Biafran territory and so shall it be when referendum holds.

I wanted to see the objective side of your post however, this tells me why I need not think any longer about it.

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Re: FG Approves Two New Seaports In South-South by crownwealth: 4:18pm On Feb 11
Wow!


Wonderful opportunity to loot!


Another white elephant projects from Buhari and his gang of rogues.

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Re: FG Approves Two New Seaports In South-South by Dpharisee: 4:18pm On Feb 11
Amotekunization of the SW will be to the advantage of the SS and SE under a nepotistic Buhari regime, the North is thinking about how to move goods to the hinterland, Calabar Port is closer to the core north than Lagos, River Niger has been dredged from Warri to Baro Port in Niger State.

This is part of the ground works for the eventual reconciliation efforts between the core north and the SS.
This Buhari Govt operates on paying for regions loyalty. Those who danced when he said some areas gave him 5% and should be treated as pariah may cry soon
Re: FG Approves Two New Seaports In South-South by celeiyke: 4:18pm On Feb 11
hammerU:
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REMOVE YOUR WICKED, GREEDY AND JEALOUS EYE FROM SS PORTS PROJECT.


IT IS NOT BEING CONSTRUCTED ON YOUR LAND.

Do U speak for the South South?

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Re: FG Approves Two New Seaports In South-South by Lilimax(f): 4:19pm On Feb 11
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Re: FG Approves Two New Seaports In South-South by Tomide007: 4:19pm On Feb 11
At least we can have some breathe of fresh air in lagos....i just hope Insecurity there won't lead to operators being kidnapped
Re: FG Approves Two New Seaports In South-South by cue64: 4:20pm On Feb 11
hammerU:
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REMOVE YOUR WICKED, GREEDY AND JEALOUS EYE FROM SS PORTS PROJECT.


IT IS NOT BEING CONSTRUCTED ON YOUR LAND.
why can’t you atleast reason logically The guy gave a reason that makes sense why we don’t need a new port but u all u did was say he is jealous

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