By Afolabi Oyekunle with agency report.
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has called for the adoption of the New York-New Jersey model for the management of roads leading to the nation’s economic gateways, the seaports.
The NPA said the roads leading to the seaports in New York-New Jersey and their environs are managed by the Ports Authority.
Speaking at a recent NESG pre-summit event, tagged, ‘Sailing to Success: Harnessing Nigeria’s Maritime Potential,’ Ayo Durowaiye, general manager, managing director’s office at the NPA, said the roads leading to seaports in Nigeria can as well be handed over to the NPA which understands the needs of the port and how to tackle them.
Contrary, Durowaiye said in Nigeria, the roads leading to the ports are managed by the Ministry of Works, which limits the interference of the Ports Authority even when it has the resources to manage the situation.
He said the Tin-Can Port contributes hundreds of billions of Naira in revenue to the national economy, which can become an enabler in fixing the problems with the road.