Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi has complained of wastage of government fund after revealing that the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has an office and a guest house in London.
Obi made the revelation on Sunday when he appeared at the Channels TV town hall for the 2023 general elections.
Obi’s running mate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed was present at the live session which had some Nigerians in attendance.
The former Anambra governor complained about the wastage in government, vowing to cut off irrelevant spendings.
“Ports Authority is what I’ve followed. Are you aware that the Nigerian Ports Authority is the only Port Authority in the world that has an office outside its country of operation?
“They have an office in London, they even have a guest house in London. Can you believe it? For running a Port in Nigeria?! We are going to remove them”, Obi vowed.
The NPA operates Lagos Port Complex, Tin Can Island Port Complex, Calabar Port Complex in Cross River, Delta Ports in Warri, Rivers Port Complex and Onne Port Complex.
Founded in 1954, the agency under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Transportation is currently headed by Mohammed Bello Koko. Its headquarters is in Lagos.
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