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Buhari commissions Baro Inland Water Port, First in Northern Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commissioned the
Baro Inland Water Port in Niger State.

The contract, costing N6 billion, was originally
awarded in 2011/12, then abandoned, until Buhari’s government forged ahead to
deliver it.

The Baro port was built by CGCC Global Project
Nigeria Ltd.

Mr Tayo Fadile, General Manager in charge of
Corporate Affairs, National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), said 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.

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

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

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