24-Hour Port Operations Not Achievable Yet – Edu

PIX: Nigerian Port Authority

Nigerian Port Authority


Story By Gloria Ehiaghe.


The General Manager of Eko Support Services Limited, Mr. Seni Edu, has said that the 24-hour port operation directive by the federal government is not achievable if the roads that lead to the nation’s seaports are not fixed.

According to Edu, the bad state of the roads does not make the ease of doing business attractive.

The general manager who stated this in Lagos said: “Even for us at Eko Support, when we are loading trucks for our import cargo operations, the bad state of the roads make everything slower. Until the roads are fixed, the proposed 24-hour port operation is not achievable”.

The Eko Support boss who welcomed the eviction of some government agencies from the ports stated that it is going to increase efficiency and also bring sanity to the ports.

“Government agencies operate at the ports sometimes as if they are competing. The evicted agencies should not see the order asking them to leave the ports as the issue, I think the issue they should focus more on is efficiency at the ports.

“For some agencies, we don’t need them permanently in the ports. As long as they have access to the ports any time they are needed, then leaving the ports shouldn’t be seen as a problem,” Edu said.