BLUE ECONOMY

Officially, according to the Nigerian Ports Authority, Nigeria has six seaports: Apapa, Tin Can, Onne, Port Harcourt, Warri, Calabar. These are in four states out of possible nine coastal states. In a coastal stretch of about 850 kilometers, there are only four Seaport states with the only two ports in Lagos operating at anything close to full capacity with a spillover that has become the greatest logistical conundrum to the residents, Federal and Lagos State Government. The problem is so acute that in the last few years, the most important roads in the city of Lagos have become parking lots for Haulage vehicles waiting to load goods meant for other parts of the country that could or should have their own ports.

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