Nigeria is building a new deep-sea port and considering two additional facilities to ease congestion in the main harbors of the commercial capital, Lagos, which currently handle about 80 percent of all shipping traffic in Africa’s biggest oil producer.
A new facility is already under construction in the Lekki Free Trade Zone in Lagos through a public-private partnership, while another may be built in the Badagry area of the city, near the border with Benin. A third project, the Ibom seaport, is under consideration in the oil-rich Niger delta, Nigerian Ports Authority Managing Director Hadiza Bala Usman said in an interview…
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