NIWA to commence installation of cargo handling equipment at Baro port


By Seun Ibiyemi

The Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Senator Adeleke  Mamora has called on the contractor handling the installation of Cargo handling equipment at the Baro River Port to immediately move to site and commence work before the end of 2018.

In a visit to Baro River port on Tuesday,  Senator Mamora assured the contractor that the Authority will reconstruct the bad portion of the road leading to Baro in 2weeks 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 Ltd, said the recent flood and the bad road leading to Baro  delayed installation of the Cargo handling equipment at the Port in time.

The Managing Director also expressed displeasure at the state of some of the facilities at the port.

Specifically, he pointed out 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 structure.

Senator 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 Mamora thanked the Community for their 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.

Responding, 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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