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Nigeria: ‘Dredging of River Benue to Commence Soon’


Posted on September 1, 2015

By Itodo Daniel Sule, AllAfrica

The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) at the weekend said the N25 billion contract for the dredging of River Benue which was awarded by the federal government last year would commence soon.

Acting Managing Director of NIWA, Danladi Ibrahim, who disclosed this while briefing journalists in Lokoja on the activities of the agency, noted that dredging of the two major rivers, Niger and Benue was aimed at boosting the nation’s transportation system.

He said the economic potential of the north would be unlocked if the nation’s waterways was properly developed, noting that the northern states are not landlocked as often believed by some people.


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