Excitement as Onitsha Pilot Port commences operation after 42years

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By Mukwuzi Joseph

The Federal Government has yesterday commissioned the Onitsha sea Port October 6, 2020, and its finally functioning after 42-years in the pipe.

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!!”

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

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).”

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

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

Below are Twitter reactions, photos and a video.

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




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