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Nigerians rejoice as Onitsha sea port becomes functional after decades (photos/video)

 


Onitsha sea port has become functional after it had been commissioned yesterday, October 6.

Videos and photos from the scene show containers being offloaded.

According to presidential aide, Tolu Ogunlesi: The Plan is to maneuver containers from Lagos & Onne Ports to Onitsha by barge. For now i think what’s being done is testing. 

You need to do a pilot first, assess efficiency, do troubleshooting etc, before you roll out full operations. But if it works as planned it’s gon be a BFD!!

He added: So someone just acknowledged to me that on the Maersk website,Onitsha is now available as a port of final destination. A vessel departing Shanghai Oct 10 (this Sat) has Onitsha listed as terminal port (arrival Dec 2, 2020).


The Onitsha sea port has been non-functional for many years and Nigerians took to Twitter to rejoice after it had been commissioned.

Below are Twitter reactions, photos and a video.





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Nigerians rejoice as Onitsha sea port becomes functional after decades. Onitsha sea port has become functional after it was commissioned yesterday, October 6. Videos and photos from the scene show containers being offloaded. According to presidential aide, Tolu Ogunlesi: "The Plan is to move containers from Lagos & Onne Ports to Onitsha by barge. For now I believe what’s being done is testing. You need to do a pilot first, assess efficiency, do troubleshooting etc, before you roll out full operations. But if it works as planned it’s gon be a BFD!!" He added: "So someone just pointed out to me that on the Maersk website,Onitsha is now available as a port of final destination. A vessel departing Shanghai Oct 10 (this Sat) has Onitsha listed as terminal port (arrival Dec 2, 2020)." The Onitsha sea port has been non-functional for decades and Nigerians took to Twitter to rejoice after it was commissioned.

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