Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, has expressed concern about why the Lagos ports are so congested, despite the fact that the country has many other deep seaports.
Peter Obi stated on Wednesday on his social media handle that the congestion of the Lagos ports had created avoidable bottlenecks in the maritime sector for imports and exports.
“The Nigeria maritime sector is robust and ought to grow stronger. We are blessed with several deep seaports.
“However, for some inexplicable reason, we tend to cluster our import and export activities around the Lagos ports, thus creating avoidable bottlenecks,” he said.
Peter Ob said, “We should decongest Lagos ports via a deliberate policy of incentivizing end-destination priorities.”
The former Anambra State Governor also said he would “curtail on-land heavy haulage transshipments that take a toll on our road infrastructure.”