Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Buhari to inaugurate new Baro Port on Saturday


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassanhttps://dailynigerian.com/author/rayyan/
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/RayyanAlhassan, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
tiamin rice

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday, January 19, inaugurate the new Baro River Port in Niger, which has just been completed by the Federal Government at a cost of N6 billion.

Tayo Fadile, General Manager in charge of Corporate Affairs, National Inland Waterways Authority, NIWA, made this known in Lokoja on Thursday.

READ  Coalition begs Nigerian govt to rescue 9 children kidnapped at orphanage home

Mr Fadile said that the port was built by CGCC Global Project Nigeria Ltd.

READ ALSO: Bello Ingawa confirmed as Federal Civil Service Commission chairman

READ  The Paris Agreement: where Nigeria stands five years after

According to him, the new port is fitted with a Mobile Harbour Crane, Transit shed and an Administrative block.

“It is also equipped with facilities such as water hydrant system, water treatment plant, reach stacker, 100KVA power generating set and three forklifts of various tonnages, among others.

“Baro Port is one of the river ports being built by the Federal Government to support the dredging of the Lower River Niger project.

“The Baro river port is expected to create at least 2,000 direct jobs and hundreds of thousands indirect jobs.

READ  Corruption fight: Buhari needs support not insults – Activist

“It will help keep off the road several heavy duty trailers and trucks, thereby extending the life span of our roads,’’ Mr Fadile said in a statement.

READ  Buhari’s ‘Next Level’ inauguration will be marked in a low key – Lai Mohammed

He said that NIWA had started upgrading the road network linking the port.


Related News

Latest News