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  • Updated: April 12, 2024

NPA moves to become Africa’s leading port

NPA moves to become Africa’s leading port

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has reaffirmed its dedication to establishing itself as the premier port facility in Africa. 

Managing Director Mohammed Koko emphasized this commitment during his address at the Enugu International Trade Fair, urging the collaborative efforts of trade development partners to realize this ambition.

“We will strive to be the leading Port in Africa, a dream we can all realise with the collective commitment of trade development partners to which the Enugu Chamber of Commerce belongs.

“The Nigerian Maritime Industry is a prime economic driver, bearing in mind that 85 per cent of the volume of economic activities is delivered through the ports worldwide.

“Maritime transport remains the gateway to the global marketplace. Ports are catalysts for economic development as they enable trade and support supply chains,” he said.

The NPA boss said the Onne Port Complex and Rivers Port Terminal provide exporters with adequate infrastructure to carry out their transactions within a given time frame.

He added that this was done to encourage the exportation of more made-in-Nigeria goods and non-oil exports.

“We will continually give priority to exportation of agricultural produce and solid mineral resources and goods that will in turn enhance export and foreign exchange earnings.

“Furthermore, it should be mentioned also that rail lines into the Ports are being constructed and rehabilitated to ensure ease in the logistic chain,” Koko said.

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