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Transport Minister to reactivate Onne Port

Activities will soon resume at the Onne Sea Port, Rivers State.

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Jaji Sambo revealed this at the Port premises in Port Harcourt on Thursday.

Mr Sambo said he was impressed with the infrastructure on the ground and would meet with all stakeholders to ensure the Port was maximized.

He assured the stakeholders that all challenges would be tackled.

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Mr Mohammed Bello Koko said Port activities in Rivers State have to be revived to take off the congestion from the Apapa Port.

Mr Koko said plans to realize the Bonny Deep Sea Port had reached an advanced stage.

The Nigerian Ports Authority boss observed that it would be proper to have Deep Sea Ports in the South South to complement activities at the Lekki Deep Sea Port in Lagos and the Apapa Port.

The Minister of Transportation is on a three day visit to Port Harcourt, Rivers State on an assessment tour of rail and Port activities.

Reporting by Fubara Pepple; editing by Adeniyi Bakare