Senator Adeleke Mamora, the Managing Director of the Nigeria Inland Waterways Agency, NIWA, has made a case for the speedy kickoff of the Onitsha Inland Port.
According to him, Onitsha is the distribution centre of most goods imported from Lagos. Speaking to newsmen, he said:
“We want to decongest Lagos because it is over burdened as out of 100 per cent of goods that land in Lagos, only about 20 per cent stay in Lagos.
“About 80 per cent of those goods come to Onitsha from where they are distributed to other parts of the country.”
The kickoff of the Osha Inland Port whenever it is allowed to happen, will surely boost Nigeria’s economy in a great way.