BY UCHE USIM
Respite may have come the way of Lagos residents as eight vessels with various types of petroleum products arrived Lagos ports yesterday lending credence to Federal Government’s assertion that marketers are holding Nigerians to ransom over refined products.
One would be wondering how the vessels would be arriving Nigeria two days after the government paid N156 billion to marketers when it would naturally take weeks or months to bring in such cargoes from overseas.
But according to a bulletin by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the petroleum products that came in include base oil, kerosene and petrol. The publication further revealed that three other ships also arrived with rice in bags and containers.
It said that NPA was expecting the arrival of 27 ships to the Lagos ports between May 4 and 30. The publication said 13 of the expected ships are to sail in with containers, while eight others are expected to arrive with food products. The food products, it disclosed, include rice, bulk sugar, bulk salt, frozen fish and bulk wheat. General cargoes are to be brought in four ships, while one ship each would will sail in with vehicles and kerosene.
Source : SunOnline