Ecological Issues Around Onitsha Port
- Three week ago the World Bank signed an agreement with Sokoto State government, to rebuild an old dam across the Niger. Sokoto state probably has the longest stretch of the Niger. It also produces more rice than several states put together. At about the same time that Sokoto was concluding the World Bank arrangement, major stakeholders and South East business community called for quick government action to make the Onitsha River Port operational. They pointed out that all that needs to happen is for government to rebuild the river port built in Onitsha in the 80s and commissioned by former Vice President Alexander Ekwueme.