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DACCIMA joins Olu of Warri on calls for resuscitation of Warri Port

Barely less than one week after the Olu of Warri paid a courtesy visit to President Muhammadu Buhari and begged him to dredge and revive Warri and Koko Ports in Delta State, the Delta State Association of Chambers of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture (DACCIMA), has called on the Federal Government to revamp the Warri port.

Chairman of DACCIMA, Chief Emma Avworo made the call while honouring some prominent businessmen in the state for their role in sustaining the economy of the state.

In his lead argument, reopening the port would help reduce challenges of unemployment in the Niger Delta and resolve the problem of militancy as more jobs would be available to hold rampaging youths from criminality.

He said revamping the maritime business around the port city of Warri can serve as the magic wand to reduce crime rate n the maritime state of Delta.

He said, “We recognise the contribution of our sons, for being able to withstand the economic challenges in the last few years.

“We are also honouring them for creating employment. Despite the lull in the economy of Warri, most of the employment in Warri today is from the private sector.

“Our challenge is that of the Federal Government that is supposed to provide the enabling environment; they are not helping so much. Take the Warri port for instance; if this port was opened you can imagine how many persons will be employed there. We depend on Lagos for importation. This is why we are honouring our businessmen today for being able to survive this year.”

Business Hilights recalls that President Buhari assured the monarch of serious attention to his plea.

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