The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has disclosed the congestion at ports in Nigeria is forcing farmers to use ports in neighboring countries.
She stated that to address the problem, the government is making plans to ensure easy clearing of goods at the ports.
Ahmed spoke at the budget defence session organized by the House of Representatives committee on Finance on Wednesday.
The minister explained that the connection of rail lines to ports and procurement of scanners will address the challenges.
â€œOn why our ports are not attractive, itâ€™s a very big problem. The port congestion and the unfortunate reality is a lot of importers prefer to go to our neighbors,â€
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