With this, you do not need any further confirmation that Nigeria is indeed an import dependent nation.

Its position as Africa's import giant is secured and undeniable.

From July 17 to August 19 2017, this would be reaffirmed when a total of 30 ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods will arrive Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports in Lagos.

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) disclosed this in its publication, `Shipping Position’, a copy of which was made available to the media on Monday.

NPA said that the ships would arrive with buck wheat, bulk fertiliser and general cargo.

Already, nine ships have arrived at the ports waiting to berth with bulk fertiliser, empty container, diesel and petrol.

While 18 other ships were discharging buck wheat, bulk corn, bulk fertiliser, general cargo, bulk gas, diesel, bulk charcoal and containers.

Nigeria is currently battling recession – its first in 25 years even as it struggles to extricate itself from import dependency which deals a huge blow to its foreign reserve.