Nigeria: MARAN Wants FG to Probe Calabar Dredging Deal

Tongues have continued to wag on the $56 million spent on dredging the Calabar Port channel in 2006.

According to, the Maritime Reporters Association of Nigeria (MARAN) has asked the Federal Government to probe the Calabar dredging project.

President of MARAN, Bolaji Akinola, stated: “Contract for the dredging of the 84-Kilometre Calabar port channel was awarded six years ago. Dredging work was said to have been carried out, but it is clear that the exercise has become a bottomless pit where millions of dollars were poured in without results. It seems that Calabar Port dredging has become a sort of conduit pipe where money is siphoned with impunity.”

He urged the Federal Government to set up a probe panel to find out what went wrong with the initial contract and prosecute those behind.


Dredging Today Staff, September 12, 2012