Decaying İnfrastructure, Nigerian Port Authority

Decaying İnfrastructure, Nigerian Port Authority

Tin-Can, Onne, Warri, Calabar ports on verge of collapse - NPA

Tin-Can, Onne, Warri, Calabar ports on verge of collapse - NPA

9/20/2021 3:24:00 PM

Tin-Can, Onne, Warri, Calabar ports on verge of collapse - NPA

The Acting Managing Director of the NPA, Mohammed Bello-Koko, has said that the infrastructure of ports in the country is on the verge of collapse

20 September 2021The Acting Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Mohammed Bello-Koko, has said that the infrastructure of ports in the country including Tin Can Island, Onne, Delta, and Calabar are on the verge of collapse while calling for the release of funds for repairs.

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In a statement by the NPA’s General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, attributed to Bello-Koko, he called for infrastructural funding at the first retreat for the constituted board of directors of NPA.Bello-Koko noted that Francophone African countries were funding dredging of their ports, whereas, in Nigeria, the NPA is responsible for funding the ports which he said puts ‘a lot of strain on our resources and capacity to invest in critical port infrastructure.’

Bello-Koko said, “We are facing decaying port infrastructure, for example, sections of the quay aprons or walls at Tin Can Island Port, Onne, Delta, and Calabar ports are collapsing and require huge funds to repair them.Read AlsoNPA okays reopening of BUA’s $400m terminal headtopics.com

“With the increasing pressure to remit more revenue to the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federation, it has become very difficult to have sufficient funds to attend to these decaying facilities, hence the need to explore alternative funding sources outside the traditional port service offerings.

“NPA has a lot of high value landed properties in Onne, Snake Island, and Takwa Bay that are designated free trade zones and mostly allocated but with there is a poor arterial road network and other infrastructure to make them attractive for private investments which would bring good revenue to the Authority and Federal Government.”

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