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RAIL TRANSPORT: IMPERATIVE TO SEAPORT DEVELOPMENT - MD NPA.

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Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Hadiza Bala Usman has cautioned that no country should contemplate establishing Port operations without the complement of adequate rail transportation.


According to the Managing Director, rail transportation and linkages shall continue to play a crucial role in port operations.

She cited the example of the Nigerian experience where ineffective port railway infrastructure has affected effective port operations.

Hadiza Bala Usman was speaking in a welcome address at the beginning of the West Africa Rail Revolution Conference in Lagos yesterday, which drew participants from several European and West Africa countries.



“If anyone had any doubts as to the clog that poor railway infrastructure could bring in the wheels of effective port operations, the challenges that we currently face with the Lagos Port Complex (LPC) and the Tin-Can Island (TCIP); would instruct you about why no country should contemplate establishing a Port without the com…