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Frequent obstructions on Escravos channel hurt shippers, FG’s revenue

…NPA urged to dredge channel, enforce cargo laws

Large vessels are getting stuck across the Escravos channel, a tributary of the Niger River, which flows for 57 kilometres, ending at the Bight of Benin off the Gulf of Guinea where it flows into the Atlantic Ocean, due to low water levels causing economic loss to the Federal Government and hurting shippers. Four ocean-going…

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