Tuesday, October 6, Onitsha Seaport was commissioned and it’s now functional. Photos and videos of containers being offloaded have surfaced online.
The Presidential aide, Tolu Ogunlesi said;
“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!!”
“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).”
See Photos and video Here;
For decades, the Onitsha seaport has not been operating and Nigerians are celebrating on social media after it was commissioned.
Below are Twitter reactions;