The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has said that no fewer than 200 vessels now berth in the Warri Ports, Delta state.
This was made known during a stakeholders forum held on Monday at the Warri Ports.
The forum was at the instance of the visiting Chairman, NPA Board of Directors, Emmnauel Adesoye, who was on an on-the-spot assessment tour of the port facilities.
The Managing Director of NPA, Hadiza Usman was represented at the event by Rufai Mohammed.
Usman said the development had boosted economic activities in Warri and attributed the feat to President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to dredging the escravos channel.
She said the Federal Government was committed to improving economic activities in the ports, adding that more dredging was being carried out to accommodate bigger vessels in the Warri ports.
“Only the regime of President Buhari has embarked on the dredging of the Warri ports,” Usman said.
She, however, appealed to stakeholders including host communities to continue to maintain the existing peace in the area.
Responding, Adesoye, who had earlier toured the NPA facilities, said there had been great improvement in the facilities compared to what he observed in 2016 when he last visited the port.