The Managing Director of the Nigerian Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Olorunnimbe Mamora revealed that the Baro River port Cargo handling equipment installation has been completed and ready for inauguration.
Mamora stated this when he visited the Baro River Port to ascertain the level of work done so far. He said he was impressed by the contractors fixing the equipment, and assured stakeholders that the port would be ready in another week or two.
He commended the contractors for a job well done and praised the community for being a good host and encouraged them to ensure the safety and security of the River Port.
To enable the contractors move their equipment to the site, Mamora recently directed the NIWA engineers to rehabilitate the access road to Baro Port. The road has since been improved but the NIWA boss also promised to improve staff welfare.
He made the promise while delivering a speech at the NIWA 2018 end of year party. According to him, the NIWA amendment Act is still alive with the National Assembly and all efforts are being made to ensure the successful passage of the Amendment Act.
Mamora said the Baro River Port, which is the flagship port in the North, will soon be inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari.