For us to harness our maritime potentials, the ports in the Eastern flank must be fully…

For us to harness our maritime potentials, the ports in the Eastern flank must be fully utilised. The Eastern Zone is the most critical because, out of the three functional seaports in Nigeria, three are domiciled in the Eastern Zone and it also harbours over 70 per cent of the 275 terminals that are in the country but unfortunately in terms of cargo reception there is no corresponding relationship between the facilities available and the reception of cargoes because the Eastern Zone accounted for less than 20 per cent of the vessels that visited the Nigerian ports in 2016 and 2017.

— The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, at the Maritime Stakeholders Interactive Forum in Calabar, Cross Rivers State, South-South Nigeria

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