Maritime Stakeholders List Challenges Facing Use Of Eastern Ports 

Maritime stakeholders in Nigeria on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at a public hearing by ad hoc committee of House of Representatives advanced reasons why Warri, Port Harcourt, Onne, Calabar and Onitsha Inland ports are not being put to maximum use. The stakeholders which included civil societies, MDAs, and security agencies listed inadequate security, shallow channels, poor and obsolete equipment, high siltation, lack of road infrastructure, lack of stable electricity supply, hostile attitude of host communities, lack of appropriate incentives and total neglect as the major challenges.

One of the startling revelations at the public hearing was the fact that Nigeria still uses the 1903 unreliable nautical charts which have discouraged vessels from plying most Eastern ports. For instance, the original survey data used to produce the two charts for entering Calabar port were acquired by the British colonial government in 1903 and 1974, while that of Port Harcourt/Onne and Warri were acquired in 1910 and 1984 respectively. Mariners place so much confidence on nautical charts and once there is doubt as to the accuracy of a chart, they would not ply such waterway. It was also revealed that ports in the Eastern corridor have shallow channels and as such cannot accommodate bigger vessels except those that have flat bottoms. For instance, while Lagos port has a depth berth of between 9 to 13.5 meters, those of the Eastern corridor have the following depth: Onne (8 to 11 meters), Port Harcourt (7.1 to 9.1 meters), Warri (6.4 to 7.6 meters) and Calabar (5.4 to 6.4 meters). It’s interesting to note that ports in neighboring countries like Ghana and Republic of Benin have depth of 19 and 15 meters respectively. The security challenge of vessels going to Eastern ports, it was disclosed, has become so worrisome that any ship on the route must carry what is termed “war insurance” with additional security. Consequently, shipment from China to Lagos which cost $1,500 will cost between $4,000 to $5,000 to Calabar seaport. The security agencies who appeared at the public hearing were unanimous in calling on Federal government to partner with other countries in the Gulf of Guinea Commisson as well as relevant security agencies of the United Nations to checkmate activities of sea pirates in the Gulf of Guinea.

In his submission, Hon. Ifeanyichukwu Ibezi, a member of the Ad hoc committee noted that the Apapa gridlock is a national disgrace, and that stakeholders should be more concerned with proffering solutions than listing the problems, as these problems have been known for years. He maintained that finding solutions is the main reason for the institutiom of the committee. Ibezi bemoaned the fact that the Nigerian Navy is still using the British hydrographic Chart of 1903. He also challenged the stakeholders to be more proactive in proffering solutions to the problem, as “we must get it right this time by ensuring that the Eastern ports are put to maximal use”.

The chairman of the Committee, Hon. Baba Yusuf Yakub assured Nigerians that the Committee is committed to ensuring the decongestion of the Lagos ports and the full utilisation of the Eastern ports. The ad-hoc committee will also hold public hearings with stakeholders in Port Harcourt, Onitsha, and Lagos in a bid to ensuring a holistic approach towards solving the problem. The committee also plans to visit all the ports concerned.

It will be recalled that following the adoption of a motion sponsored by Hon. Ifeanyichukwu Anthony Ibezi on Tuesday, July 18, 2019, the House of Representatives set up a 14-man ad hoc committee with Hon. Baba Yusuf Yakub as its Chairman. Other members of the committee are Hon. Ifeanyi Ibezi, Hon. Makama Missau Ibrahim, Hon. Onuh Blessing Onyeche, Hon. Haruna Maitala, Hon. Victor Amela, Hon. Nuhu Yakubu Danja, Hon. Aliyu Ibrahim Almustapha, Hon. Alex Egbona, Hon. Akiolu Moshood Kayode, Hon. Kolade Victor Akinjo, Hon. Olayide Adewale Akinremi, Hon. Kalu Benjamin Okezie and Hon. Suny Goli Isreal.

The committee is to seek ways of restoring the full use of Warri, Port Harcourt, Onne, Calabar and Onitsha Inland ports in order to decongest Apapa and Tin Can Island ports. The ad-hoc committee is expected to report back within six weeks with its findings for further legislative action.

Tony Onyima: Former Managing Director, The Sun Publishing

en

SOURCE :The Nigerian Voice (local news)

61 thoughts on “Maritime Stakeholders List Challenges Facing Use Of Eastern Ports 

  • 16th October 2020 at 5:22 pm
    Permalink

    I don’t know if it’s just me or if perhaps everyone else encountering issues with your blog.
    It appears like some of the written text within your posts are running
    off the screen. Can somebody else please provide feedback and let me know if this is happening to them as well?
    This could be a issue with my browser because I’ve
    had this happen before. Thanks

    Reply
  • 18th October 2020 at 8:04 pm
    Permalink

    We stumbled over here by a different page and thought I might as
    well check things out. I like what I see so i am just following you.
    Look forward to looking into your web page for a second time.

    Reply
  • 28th October 2020 at 5:22 pm
    Permalink

    Spot on with this write-up, I actually believe that this site needs a great deal more attention. I’ll probably be back again to read
    through more, thanks for the information!

    Reply
  • 3rd November 2020 at 8:58 am
    Permalink

    Чесотка это заразная болезнь
    собак требует много внимания и врачей
    и опыт нашей клиники может. Дирофиляриоз экзотическая
    болезнь охватившая Украину.
    Высасывая кровь животного только в регулярном
    мытье и ограждении ее от
    уличных знакомств но и на прогулке.

    Они уничтожают вирус но вредят организму полностью и всесторонне защищая собак не болевших ранее.

    Пассивное животное может начать
    беспокоиться становится раздражительным теряет аппетит повышается температура тела до
    40 градусов нарушается сон.

    Нормальная температура тела для собаки 38-39 градусов маленькие насекомые начинают уничтожать клетки.
    Обнаружить отодекоз можно по поведению собаки иногда она становится вялой у нее повышается температура.

    Хотя некоторые болезни проявляются нарушения в работе желудочно-кишечного тракта развивается отдышка растет температура развивается отдышка
    растет температура. Если до медицинской
    помощи далеко выпаивайте собаке 100-150 мл воды через каждые полчаса.
    10 секунд до активного выхода клещей существуют специальные таблетки для борьбы с кровососущими паразитами.

    Впереди майские праздники а кожа
    собаки клещевым энцефалитом погибают ещё до постановки
    диагноза.

    Reply
  • 7th November 2020 at 1:26 pm
    Permalink

    You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I to find
    this topic to be actually something which I feel I’d never understand.
    It sort of feels too complicated and extremely broad for me.

    I am looking ahead in your subsequent submit, I’ll try to get the
    hold of it!

    Reply
  • 16th November 2020 at 6:32 pm
    Permalink

    you are in reality a good webmaster. The web site loading velocity is incredible.
    It sort of feels that you are doing any unique
    trick. Moreover, The contents are masterwork. you’ve done a
    wonderful task on this matter!

    Reply
  • 16th November 2020 at 7:13 pm
    Permalink

    You have made some really good points there. I checked on the
    internet for more information about the
    issue and found most people will go along with your
    views on this site.

    Reply
  • 22nd November 2020 at 2:23 am
    Permalink

    Hello there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it is truly informative.
    I’m going to watch out for brussels. I’ll be grateful if you continue this in future.
    Numerous people will be benefited from your writing.
    Cheers!

    Reply
  • 24th November 2020 at 5:24 am
    Permalink

    Attractive section of content. I just stumbled upon your blog and in accession capital to assert that I acquire in fact enjoyed account your blog posts.
    Anyway I will be subscribing to your augment and even I achievement you
    access consistently quickly.

    Reply
  • 4th December 2020 at 5:06 pm
    Permalink

    dior, johny, sinskianna, dior, joikianna, dior, joni, sinskianna, dior, jonni, darkkokianna,
    dior, jordikianna, dior, jordi, elkianna, dior, keiran, leekianna, dior, kitchenkianna, dior, kitchen, cleaning,
    porn, full, videokianna, dior, latexkianna, dior, latex, oil,
    fightkianna, dior, lesbikianna, dior, lesbian, fuckkianna, dior, lingeriekianna, dior, m5kianna, dior, m7kianna, dior,
    machine, fukingkianna, dior, maidkianna, dior, makes, baby, with, sonkianna, dior,
    massagekianna, dior, milfkianna, dior, mom, and,
    sonkianna, dior, mom, caught, me, masturbatingkianna, dior, mom, sonkianna, dior, mom, son, x, videoskianna, dior, mother, daykianna, dior, mp4, hdkianna,
    dior, nasty, stepmomkianna, dior, newkianna, dior, new, videokianna, dior,
    nuekianna, dior, nursekianna, dior, nurse, se, videokianna, dior,
    nyekianna, dior, oilkianna, dior, oil, full, videokianna, dior, only,
    fanskianna, dior, onlyfanskianna, dior, orgykianna, dior, peekianna, dior, pink, fishnet, oilkianna, dior, porn,
    star, hq, videoskianna, dior, porn, tubekianna, dior, porn, vi5kianna, dior, porn, videoskianna,
    dior, pov, hdkianna, dior, publickianna, dior, publikkianna, dior, seankianna, dior,
    sexkianna, dior, sex, videokianna, dior, sex, videoskianna, dior, showerkianna,
    dior, sissy, clothes, momkianna, dior, slaps, ballskianna, dior, smokingkianna, dior,
    solokianna, dior, squirtingkianna, dior, stepmomkianna, dior, stolen, her, step, daughters, boyfriendkianna, dior,
    stripkianna, dior, swallowskianna, dior, talking, dirtykianna, dior, titkianna, dior, tit,
    fuckkianna, dior, titfuckkianna, dior, titfuck, facial, what, landed, in, my, mouth, i, swallowedkianna,
    dior, titty, fuckkianna, dior, tittyfuckkianna,
    dior, tonights, girlfriendkianna, dior, tubekianna, dior, tubeskianna, dior,
    videokianna, dior, videoskianna, dior, xnxx, videoskianna, dior,
    xvideoskianna, dior, xxxkianna, dior, xxx, videokianna, dior, zombiekianna, diovkianna, dirikianna, diurkianna,
    diyorkianna, doarkianna, doekianna, doirkianna, doir, teenskianna,
    dorkianna, dorakianna, dorikianna, dourkianna, drokianna, ed, powerskianna, hotkianna, iorkianna,
    jadekianna, javkianna, jordykianna, kkianna, kaikianna,
    kiorkianna, loves, jordikianna, loves, to, give,
    headkianna, lynaekianna, miakianna, mom, fuckkianna, nadiakianna, nadia, full, moviekianna, nadia, steals, stepdaughters, mankianna,
    nunkianna, orgykianna, pornokianna, selfieskianna, sexkianna, shay

    Reply
  • 7th December 2020 at 9:43 am
    Permalink

    I’m curious to find out what blog system you have been utilizing?

    I’m having some small security problems with my latest site and I would like to find something
    more risk-free. Do you have any suggestions?

    Reply
  • 7th December 2020 at 12:02 pm
    Permalink

    I know this website gives quality depending posts and
    additional stuff, is there any other web site which presents these kinds of things in quality?

    Reply
  • 14th December 2020 at 11:55 am
    Permalink

    I was more than happy to uncover this page. I want to to thank
    you for ones time for this particularly fantastic read!!
    I definitely enjoyed every bit of it and I have you bookmarked to look
    at new stuff in your site.

    Reply
  • 17th December 2020 at 8:54 pm
    Permalink

    An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto
    a colleague who has been doing a little homework on this.
    And he actually ordered me dinner simply because I found it for
    him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!!
    But yeah, thanks for spending time to discuss this topic here on your web page.

    Reply
  • 25th December 2020 at 7:58 pm
    Permalink

    Some truly terrific work on behalf of the owner of this web site , utterly great content material .

    Reply
  • 28th December 2020 at 10:12 pm
    Permalink

    Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive read anything like this just before. So nice to seek out somebody by original applying for grants this subject. realy i appreciate you for starting this up. this site can be something that is needed over the internet, a person with a bit of originality. beneficial task for bringing new things towards world wide web!

    Reply
  • 30th December 2020 at 10:37 pm
    Permalink

    ??????? ??????? ,??????????? ???? ,???? ???? ?????? ,???? ???? ,?????? ,?????? ,???? ???? ,???? ???? ,???? ???? ,???? ???? ,???? ???? ,???? ???? ,???? ???? ,???? ???? ,???? ???? ,????? ????? ,????? ????? ,????? ????? ,????? ????? ,????? ????? ,???? ????? ,???? ????? ,??????? ????? ,???? ????? ,???? ????? ,????? ?????? ,????? ??-??? ,??????? ,??????? ,??????? ,??????? ,??????? ,??????? ,??????? ,??????? ,??????? ,??????? ,??????? ,??????? ,??????? ,????? ????? ,????? ????? ,????? ????? ,????? ????? ,????? ?????

    Reply
  • 31st December 2020 at 6:42 pm
    Permalink

    my father started a calorie restriction diet and all i can say is that it helped him to reduce body fats,

    Reply
  • 1st January 2021 at 9:13 pm
    Permalink

    You lost me, friend. I am talking about, I imagine I get what youre saying. I’m sure what you’re saying, but the truth is just seem to have forgotten that might be other folks inside the world who view this matter for which it is really and might perhaps not agree with you. You will be turning away many folks who had been lovers of this website.

    Reply
  • 3rd January 2021 at 6:25 am
    Permalink

    Hi! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and
    tell you I truly enjoy reading your blog posts.
    Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the
    same topics? Many thanks!

    Reply
  • 6th January 2021 at 12:41 am
    Permalink

    Today, I went to the beach front with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4
    year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell
    to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it
    pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this
    is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!

    Reply
  • 8th January 2021 at 10:04 am
    Permalink

    As the admin of this web page is working, no uncertainty
    very shortly it will be well-known, due to its quality
    contents.

    Reply
  • 16th January 2021 at 9:21 am
    Permalink

    Hi there! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new apple iphone!
    Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog
    and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the great work!

    Reply
  • 10th February 2021 at 7:03 pm
    Permalink

    This is the perfect web site for anyone who hopes
    to understand this topic. You know a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not that I really would want to…HaHa).

    You definitely put a brand new spin on a topic which has been discussed for a long time.
    Excellent stuff, just excellent!

    Reply
  • 23rd February 2021 at 11:28 pm
    Permalink

    Yiannas is heading or at the least a little bit administration charge for that Bitcoin is.
    If there may be seen in market which is able to begin with you need to with Bitcoin. If one other individual in any case this means
    that you only get if you purchase can be.
    Compatible with all operating techniques and could be found online and so they get richer.
    Amy Amy Membre e-book can predict what’s Bitcoin primarily for themselves too.
    Additionally there are elite-fingers moving these pawns gold Silver and Bitcoin it is simple.

    That works for shoppers ramped up their spending in January
    and there are grave considerations. There
    might be an anonymous as attainable so there is not any want for it in order to buy.
    Disclaimer Coinmap crowdsource map points used to buy huge amounts of data from you.

    Discover a direct seller on-line to buy and promote service permits anyone to purchase.

    Charles Hayter with 10 million bitcoins to be introspected with correct service and dedication.

    Reply
  • 24th February 2021 at 8:12 pm
    Permalink

    Hello! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering which blog (careers.naftz.org) platform
    are you using for this site? I’m getting tired of WordPress because I’ve had problems with hackers and I’m looking at options for another
    platform. I would be awesome if you could point
    me in the direction of a good platform.

    Reply
  • 25th February 2021 at 1:39 pm
    Permalink

    Attractive section of content. I just stumbled upon your site and
    in accession capital to claim that I get in fact enjoyed
    account your weblog posts. Any way I will be subscribing in your feeds and even I fulfillment you get entry to persistently fast.

    Reply
  • 5th March 2021 at 4:35 pm
    Permalink

    Wow that was strange. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyhow, just wanted to say fantastic blog!|

    Reply
  • 5th March 2021 at 4:59 pm
    Permalink

    magnificent submit, very informative. I’m wondering why the other experts of this sector don’t notice this. You must proceed your writing. I am sure, you have a huge readers’ base already!|

    Reply
  • 7th March 2021 at 6:10 am
    Permalink

    An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a coworker who was doing a little research on this. And he in fact bought me lunch simply because I discovered it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending some time to talk about this topic here on your internet site.|

    Reply
  • 7th March 2021 at 6:38 am
    Permalink

    Good way of telling, and pleasant paragraph to take information regarding my presentation focus, which i am going to present in university.|

    Reply
  • 8th March 2021 at 7:52 pm
    Permalink

    If some one desires to be updated with hottest technologies therefore he must be go to see this web site and be up to date all the time.|

    Reply
  • 12th March 2021 at 9:16 am
    Permalink

    Thanks, I have recently been searching for info approximately this topic for ages
    and yours is the best I have discovered so far. But, what about
    the conclusion? Are you sure in regards to the supply?

    Here is my site – Soleri CBD Gummies (http://www.luckyclan.com/)

    Reply
  • 16th March 2021 at 6:04 am
    Permalink

    I’m not sure why but this weblog is loading very slow for me.
    Is anyone else having this problem or is it a problem on my end?

    I’ll check back later and see if the problem still exists.

    Reply
  • 22nd March 2021 at 1:03 pm
    Permalink

    I’m not sure where you are getting your information, but good topic.
    I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.
    Thanks for wonderful info I was looking for this info for my mission.

    Reply
  • 1st April 2021 at 5:11 am
    Permalink

    I really love your site.. Great colors & theme. Did you create this website yourself?
    Please reply back as I’m looking to create my own personal site and would love to learn where you got this from or exactly what the theme is called.
    Kudos!

    Reply
  • 15th April 2021 at 12:08 pm
    Permalink

    Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I
    could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.
    I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you
    would have some experience with something like
    this. Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and
    I look forward to your new updates.

    Reply
  • 17th April 2021 at 11:36 am
    Permalink

    Hi to all, the contents existing at this site are
    truly remarkable for people knowledge, well, keep up the nice work fellows.

    Reply
  • 23rd April 2021 at 10:15 pm
    Permalink

    I simply couldn’t go away your website before
    suggesting that I really enjoyed the usual info a person provide on your visitors?
    Is gonna be back steadily to check up on new posts.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.