Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Usman says the Authority does not have constitutional or moral right to direct an importer/exporter on the port to use.
Usman said this in Port Harcourt on Tuesday at the Rivers Port Stakeholders’ meeting.
She said it was the right of an importer/exporter to use the sea port of his or her choice while transacting import and export businesses.
The managing director was represented by Mr Sokonte Davies, NPA Executive Director, Maritime Operations.
Usman said that the Lagos ports were “not congested,” but that the access roads were in bad state and that the government was making plans to fix them.
She noted that most of the importers/exporters that used Lagos ports were from South-West.
She said that NPA would procure six gun boats to tackle security challenges on the waterways.
According to Usman,…
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