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NIWA to install cargo handling equipment at Baro River Port soon

The Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority
(NIWA), Senator, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora has directed that the contractor
handling the installation of cargo handling equipment at the Baro River port  immediately move to site to commence work
before the end of 2018.

Managing Director said this when he visited the Baro River Port to inspect
facilities at the site.
Sen. Mamora assured the contractor that the Authority would
reconstruct the bad portion of the road leading to Baro in 2weeks time
, for easy
movement of equipment and personnel to the River Port.
Receiving the Managing Director, the representative of the Company
handling the installation of the cargo handling equipment, Mr. Opeyemi Olabanji
of First Index Project and Service Limited, said the recent flood and the bad
road leading to Baro caused the delay in the installation of the cargo handling
equipment at the Port in time.
He assured the MD of the readiness of the Company once the road is
The Managing Director also expressed displeasure at the state of
some of the facilities at the port namely the administrative block, the water
treatment plant, the Generator house and security post and called on the
contractor that handled the building project to come back and repair the
Sen. Mamora also pledged to improve the welfare of the men of the
Nigerian Police Force attached to the river port for better performance.
While receiving the traditional head of Baro, Mallam Mohammed
Salihu Ndanusa at the port, Senator, Dr. Adeleke Olorunnimbe Mamora thanked the
community for its support to the contractors and other stakeholders.
He called for more support from them in securing the port as the
community would benefit more when the port becomes operational.
In his response, the Traditional Head of Baro, Mallam Mohammed Salihu
Ndanusa thanked the MD for the visit and assured him of their support.

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