By Otuwai Williams
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has commended President Mohammadu Buhari for breaking 42 years-old jinx at Onitsha Dry Sea Port Anambra State, after Barges were seen Moving containers simultaneously in small Quantities from Onne Port Rivers State to Onitsha Port.
Igbo Youths had described this monumental moment and developmental strides in the Southeast as another demonstration of the love President Muhammadu Buhari’s Government has for Ndigbo.
OYC witnessed the flag off of the Pilot Barge Operations from Onitsha River Port to Onne, and thanked their Igbo son RT. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, for this historical report that will accelerate economic growths and developments in the Southeast Region.
The region, according to eye witness accounts, was agog with celebrations over hope of unflinching access of vessels from Onne to Onitsha Dry sea Port. According to experts, this landmark breakthrough initiated by the Ministry of Transport will ensure increased business developments in the Southeast and erase the pains Igbo Businessmen suffer to convey containers by Road.
I’m a statement, OYC called on Igbo businessmen to make adequate use of the Onne Port and Use the barge operations to convey containers to Onitsha port to create Jobs for the Youths and accelerate Economic development in the Southeast. They also called on Igbos to relocate their business headquarters from South West and North to East and maximise the opportunities brought by the Barge Operations at Onitsha Dry sea Port.
They also charged the Abia State Government and Federal Government to, through the Federal Ministry of Transport, to see to the actualization of Owerrinta Dry sea Port, Isiala Ngwa South, Abia State, for additional benefits to Igbo businessmen residing in Aba and Owerri environs.