From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
A former member of the House of Representatives and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Mohammad Baba, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to relocate seaports operations in Lagos to Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital.
Baba, an aspirant of APC National chairman in the incoming extraordinary national convention made the call in letter addressed to the President.
He said the head office of the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) in Lagos Island was set ablaze when hoodlums attacked the building on Wednesday and burnt several vehicles.
In the letter, Baba said the incident would affect operations at the Lagos seaport which will consequently impact the nation’s economy.
He urged the government to expand operations in other ports in order to provide alternative means of facilitating local and international trades.
“Owing to the ongoing security threats by a coalition of rogue politicians and notorious criminals hiding behind the veneer of #EndSARS in parts of the country, which led to the burning down of the Nigerian Ports Authority complex in Lagos and other vital economic installations, I write to humbly advise the federal government to immediately order the relocation of all seaports operations in Lagos to Port Harcourt, Rivers State so that the nation’s economy is not adversely affected”, the letter read.