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Group Tasks FG on Improved Infrastructure Eastern Ports

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Following the successful berthing of the biggest vessel at Onne Port, in Port Harcourt,Rivers State, a group known as Admiralty Lawyers Society of Nigeria, has called on the Federal Government to improve on the infrastructure at the ports in the Eastern part of the country to enhance economic activities .

Reacting to the historic event, National President of the group, Angus Chukwuka, stated that the berthing of the ship, Maerskline vessels at the Port had vindicated the groups earlier position on the viability of the Eastern ports to the maritime business in the country,if properly harnessed.

According to Chukwuka, the development would enhance the financial and economy capacity of   businesses and open greater vistals  of investment opportunities for stakeholders and shippers. 

  The group stated that the Admiralty lawyers society of Nigeria welcomed the historical berth of the vessel, and called on the federal government to use the opportunity to improved on  all the necessary facilities and infrastructure around the Eastern port which would make the environment of the Eastern port enabling  for optimal  goals for Martime activities. 

Chukwuka maintained that security should be paramount with adequate policing of the waterways, provision of gun boats,  proper training of law enforcement agencies that would curb crime and sea piracy. 

The group asserted that the federal government  agencies particularly,  Nigeria Port Authority, NIMASA and Shippers council,  should move in to leverage on the possibilities of the vessel arrival in ensuring that stakeholders are involved in the management  of any operation of the vessel with serious investment opportunities in Nigeria. 


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