Wednesday 23 November 2016

Just In: Nigerian Senate Okays the Establishment of Inland Ports in Onitsha, Enugu & Aba

In a to boost commerce and industrial activities in the country, the Nigerian Senate has asked the Federal Government to direct the Shippers Council to carry out feasibility studies for purpose of establishing inland ports.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki
The Nigerian Senate has over­whelmingly voted for the establishment of Inland Ports in Onit­sha (Anambra State), Enugu, Aba (Abia State), and other land-locked states in the coun­try.
The Upper House said that the existence of the ports in the affected towns will boost com­merce and industrial activities in the country.
It therefore asked the Feder­al Government to direct the Ni­gerian Shippers Council (NSC) to carry out feasibility studies for purpose of establishing the ports in the proposed towns.
If the Federal Government heeds the move of the Senate, Bauchi and Maiduguri in Bor­no State, will also benefit from the projects.
To speed up the process, the Upper House mandated its Committees on Transport and Works to ensure the Executive arm of government’s full com­pliance with its position on the establishment of the Inland Ports in the designated states.
It noted those Inland Ports that have had feasibility stud­ies done on them for establish­ment of inland waterways ports should be revisited.
The resolution of the Senate was sequel to a motion spon­sored by Senator Stella Odua (Anambra North).
In her motion titled: “Need for the Establishment of Dry and Inland Ports in Onitsha, Enugu and other Land-Locked States,” Senator Odua said the development of dry ports and inland water transport in Onit­sha, Aba and other land-locked areas would facilitate commer­cial and industrial activities, the export and import of raw ma­terials and equipment into the country.
She noted that the existing maritime ports in Lagos, Port Harcourt (Rivers State) and Calabar (Cross River State) have been overstretched, stress­ing that the congestion in the ports constitute serious secu­rity threat to life and property, especially at a time that there is heightened concern at crowd­ed locations.
The Anambra-born Senator added that due to congestion in the existing maritime ports and the bureaucracy associated with the clearing of goods, a lot of precious time, which would otherwise have been committed to other productive economic engagement, was often wasted.
Odua said that there have been cases of avoidable loss of lives and destruction of goods due to movement by road of containers and heavy equip­ment on trucks, adding that the situation had led to stunt­ed economic growth and lack of access to the global market.
She expressed optimism that creation of alternative ports would enhance trade, indus­tries, export and import within the zones, noting that bottom-up economic growth would give rise to global access and job cre­ation.
Odua’s motion enjoyed overwhelming support of the Senators present at the plenary.
The Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki di­rected the relevant committees of the Upper House to ensure that the Federal Government gives priority to establishment of the Inland Ports in the affect­ed states.
Source: The Authority

No need to visit Tonygists just  use the android application click for more info Tonygists android application
Visit some of the website built by tonygists

1. south south penpushers : south south pen pushers
2. kingdom builders :  Kingdom builders

Tonygists bro: honest zone

Are You On youtube? subscribe to Hot GIST Channel Latest Updates - @Hot Gist

Are You On youtube? subscribe to Gospel World (which is also owned by Tony Gists) youtube Channel Latest Updates - @Gospel world

Are you on audio mack? Follow Tonygists on audio mack to listen and download to the latest Mfm sermons Latest Updates - @Tonygists

Follow Tonygists on LinkedIn to get more jobs opportunities Latest Updates - @Tonygists

Are You On youtube? subscribe to Honest Ose Channel Latest Updates - @Honest Ose

Are You On youtube? subscribe to Honest Web Solutions Channel Latest Updates - @Honest Web Solutions

Are You On youtube? subscribe to Xtremely Honest Channel Latest Updates - @Xtremely Honest

Are You On Twitter? Follow Us Now For Latest Updates - @tonygists

Are You On FACEBOOK? Like Our Page For Latest Updates - tonygists

Are You On FACEBOOK? Join Our Group For Latest Updates And Interactions - TonyGists

© 2024 Tonygists | Portions are © 2024 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed.

Share This Post Via

Related Posts

Next Post »

Reliance Training and Management Consulting, a dynamic, fast growing indigenous entity, was established and duly registered with the aim to nurture, develop and innovate people and organisations through customized training, development and management consulting services, with excellent performance, deep sense of commitment, transparency, honesty and responsibility, to demonstrate the highest standard of technical and operational expertise.

Reliance is competently positioned to provide technical knowledge and skills relevant to practical management and business problems, to stimulate the creativity and innovation necessary to build a better community, a better nation and a better world with a committed mind set to contributing our best to the maximization of personal potentials and skills toward optimizing productivity and achieving organisational goals.