The Port Manager, Rivers Port Complex Port Harcourt, Engr. Yenusa Ibrahim Anji has described the media as a veritable tool for the growth and development of the maritime sector in the country.
Engr. Anji  made the remarks when members of the Energy and Maritime Reporters Corp of Nigeria paid him a Familiarisation visit on him in his office at the Basket House at the  Rivers Port Complex  in pH .
 The New Port Manager said that the  media as a major stakeholder in the building of the nations Economy  is critical to the operations of the ports , Challenged  EMR as a crop of specialized journalists  to work collectively in Synergy with his administrator to  promote  and projects the activities of the maritime industry  in the state
The Port Manager who is also an environment Specialist , lauded the group for the visit insisting that , positive reportage of the Ports  by the group  would improve its operations and attract investors to the state.
Your reports is very important to the management of the port as it would improve the port traffics and attract investors and importers to do business in the region  he said.
We want to improve on our shipping activities at the port, so as to improve our revenue and the economy, Anji said.
The Manager told his visitors that security has improved at the port as  management had installed electronic gadgets to curb acts of criminalities in and around  the Port complex.
According to him, I want to let you know that that piracy has dropped in our waterways, our container traffics has also improved, so your positive reports would make more investors and agents to patronise the port.
The port, he said has been repositioned for better service delivery to the public and increase vessels and  cargos traffic.
The  manager appealed to the leadership of Energy and Maritime Reporters to shun fake news in the industry, but always investigate their reports before making it  public.
He noted that fake and unbalance reports are capable of destroying the industry and portrays the nation in bad light
Fake news is dangerous to the nation and to our economy, it can mar or make a nation, so try and cross check your facts before publishing as the world is  reading and watching at us through the media, the PM said
Rivers Port, he said maintains cordial relationship with its   stakeholders, including , the Media, terminal operators, importers and Customs license Agents etc
Earlier, the  Chairman, Energy Maritime Reporters Corp of Nigeria, Martins Giadom said members of the EMR Members  were  in the port to deepen it’s relationship with the management of the Rivers port Complex through a robust media engagement that is deep, constructive and beyond mere social media commentary .
He said the group  main objectives  is aimed at providing media content to grow the mainstay of nations economy, especially in the  Oil, Gas and maritime sectors.
The chairman assured the management of Rivers Port  that the group would partner with them in promoting and, reporting the activities of the port without bias appealing for frequent interaction between both parties  to foster and encourage better working relationship .

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