Maritime Practitioners said growing Nigeria’s Maritime infrastructure is key to developing the sector.
They underscored the position at a lecture in Lagos that highlighted the importance of an ICT driven port operations.
TVC News Correspondent, Ifunanya Eze reports that Nigeria boasts of vast resources to become the maritime hub for West and Central Africa.
But inadequate and decrepit port infrastructure, bad port access roads, and over-dependence on road for cargo evacuation, among others, are the hurdles to scale.
Maritime practitioners at this event are of the view that infrastructure deficit is a big challenge for maritime development.
They also echoed other challenges that continue to frustrate the country’s efforts at achieving a regional port hub status to include the absence of an effective inter-modal transport system.
Maritime industry operators that made contributions towards positioning the country to transform its ports into attractive destinations were recognised.