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First Ship berths at Lekki Deep Sea Port

by Mitchelle Uzorka 

The President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari, Lauded the Federal Ministry of Transportation and the Nigerian Ports Authority on the successful berthing of the first ship at Lekki Deep Sea port.

The vessel, ZHEN HUA 28, delivered three Ship to Shores (STS) and 10 Rubber Tyre Gantries (RTG) cranes.

Their arrival, according to the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mohammed Bello-Koko, represents a major step toward birthing Nigeria’s first deep seaport.

“It also demonstrates our readiness to take trade facilitation a notch higher,” Mr Bello-Koko said in a speech at the event he described as “epoch-making”.

He said the commitment of the NPA toward providing every support necessary to place Nigeria on the global list of countries with deep seaports was unflinching.

“This is why matters related to the operationalisation of Lekki Deep Seaport before the end of this year have been placed on top priority,”.

The NPA boss also thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Ministry of Transportation for the tremendous backing the authority had enjoyed leading to the arrival of the vessel.

Mr Bello-Koko congratulated all stakeholders on the milestone and prayed for greater strides as the nation pushes toward trade facilitation.

NAN reports that the vessels came from Hong Kong. (NAN).

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