[Photos, Video] Nigerians Celebrates As Onitsha Sea Port Becomes Functional After Decades
Nigerians has taken to social media to celebrate as Onitsha Sea Port becomes functional after decades.
Onitsha sea port has become functional after it was commissioned on Tuesday, October 6.
Videos and photos from the scene show containers being offloaded.
“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!!,” presidential aide, Tolu Ogunlesi said.
“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),” he added.
The Onitsha sea port has been non-functional for decades and Tolu Ogunlesi took to Twitter to rejoice after it was commissioned.
Twitter reactions, photos and a video are shown below;