|Capt. Dennis Osah, Former President NAMM
of Master Mariners (NAMM) has urged the incoming Transport Minister to consider
fixing the ports access roads as top priority.
the goods were unable to get to their final destinations on time due to
and exit from the ports.
the port for so long without much hope of evacuating them from the ports to
their users, to their consumers, is not good enough.
drastic steps to ensure that goods are able to leave the ports and goods are
able to access the ports again.”
ports access roads was coming at a time when the nation was experiencing
dwindling revenue from crude export.
needful to be able to move containers through more effective and more economic
means like the railway.
there is no money; when the crude oil, which is our only source of revenue, has
dwindled and it highly needs funds.
planning for things like that, so that when this phase passes and we have more
funds coming, they can start thinking about addressing these issues, so that we
have long-lasting solutions to this situation.
line of trailer loads going from one place to the other, when a railway coach
can take about a hundred containers at a time, may be 200 containers at a time
and night and day the trains could be moving.’’
trailers blocking the main arteries to the ports and thereby to the nation’s
economy would be resolved.
should not be limited to Lagos ports alone, but should include Port Harcourt,
Warri and Calabar.