Oguta seaport complex rots – The Nation Newspaper


In the time past, the Oguta Seaport was full of commercial activities, as vessels from Liverpool in England and other European countries sailed to the port for businesses. At a point, things became awry. CHRIS NJOKU reports that the Federal Government has plans to revitalise the abandoned project.

National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) Managing Director George Moghalu is not happy. No thanks to the state of the Oguta seaport, which in the 50s, was playing host to vessels from Liverpool and other countries.

He noted that Oguta Port, which was connected to River Niger, was used by the European mercantile companies to move palm produce, oil and gas, agricultural products, natural resources to other parts of the countries and Europe.

These days, such beehive is a shadow of itself as the port is no longer functional to encourage economic activities.

Moghalu, who visited the complex at Osse Motto in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State recently was worried that the modernised…



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