Did You Know that in 19th Century, the Royal Niger Company once established its base in Burutu, an LGA in Delta State that lies on the coast of the Niger Delta on both sides of the Forcados River?

The modern Burutu Port exports palm oil, palm kernels, rubber and timber from


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Did You Know that in 19th Century, the Royal Niger Company once established its base in Burutu, an LGA in Delta State that lies on the coast of the Niger Delta on both sides of the Forcados River?

The modern Burutu Port exports palm oil, palm kernels, rubber and timber from the surrounding areas. It also ships groundnuts and cotton from northern Nigeria and Chad; palm produce and timber from eastern Nigeria; and sesame seeds and peanuts from Kogi, Benue and Plateau states.

                                     

In 2005, the Burutu Port was purchased from the Federal Government, by a company called Akewa Group of Companies.

 

In 2019, NEXIM Bank declared interest to work in collaboration with Akewa Group of Companies to upgrade Burutu Port to a full-fledged port—to accommodate bulk cargo like limestone, coal and iron-ore. 

Source: Delta State Government Twitter Handle.

 






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