Shipping goods: Why half of Nigeria's ports remain ineffective
Shipping goods. Source: Stears Business

Everything has its uses. A light switch controls darkness, and a good book should enlighten you. For ports, they are the gateway to items that fill many of our lives.

Most homes would be incomplete until we add several items that have been shipped from other countries. In Nigeria, such items would range from the wheat that bakers use to make bread, our second-hand Toyota Camrys, the fuel that runs them, to other things that we can't make ourselves.

As you know, Nigeria is the largest country in Africa and one of the world's top five most populous nations. Quenching our import desires is an important task. Fortunately for us, a good part of Nigeria is surrounded by water which is a natural advantage for importing goods. 

Nigeria has six major seaports: the Apapa and Tin Can in Lagos; Onne and Port Harcourt in Rivers; Warri in Delta; and Calabar

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Adesola Afolabi

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