There has been outcry from many traders and businessmen who import goods to Nigeria from other countries especially among South Easterners that a seaport be commissioned for them in Onitsha Head bridge so as to ease the burden and costs involved in shipping goods to Lagos and sending them back to east again.
According to many, it will make the price of goods cheaper here in the south east and south south regions as it is in Lagos and other neighbouring states who don’t need to start transporting their wares to where they will sell.
This prayers seems to be answered as not too long after it was commissioned, a ship loaded with containers was seen sailing to Onitsha Head bridge where it offloaded all to signal to everyone that the sea port is now in use. This is the first time it’s happening in the past 40 years.
Very many people rejoiced towards this development, that a project they found rather impossible to undertake but finally has been achieved courtesy of his Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari.