Reps urge FG to address terminals
The House of Representatives has called on the Federal Government to address the multi-billion investment Ikorodu Lighter Terminals and other terminals across the country that perform below capacity.
This was the conclusion reached after a motion sponsored by Hon. Babajimi Benson, Lagos state, during Wednesday's plenary.
Babajimi said, given the huge economic challenges confronting the nation, expanding the capacity of the terminal to an export gateway and putting its facilities to maximum use, will open up the economy, create jobs, and earn foreign exchange for the country.
Some lawmakers stressed the need for the realistic efforts to restructure the terminals to ensure effective utilization, for the interest of businesses and the nation's economy.
The House, however, mandated the committee on Ports, Harbours and Waterways, Customs and Legislative Compliance to visit Ikorodu Lighter Terminals for assessment,
Urging the committee to liaise with stakeholders in bringing the terminals to effective use and report back in six weeks for further legislative action.
Reports by Adeola Tomilola