President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday, January 19, 2019, inaugurate the just completed Baro River Port in River Niger.
This was disclosed by the General Manager in charge of Corporate Affairs, National Inland Waterways (NIWA), Mr. Tayo Fadile in Lokoja on Thursday.
The port was built by the CGCC Global Project Nigeria Ltd at a cost of N6 billion.
Speaking with News Men, Fadile said the new port is fitted with a Mobile Harbour Crane, Transit shed and an Administrative block.
He also noted that the port has been equipped with facilities adding the port is expected to create at least 2, 000 direct jobs and hundreds of thousands indirect jobs.
In his words; “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 added.
He said that NIWA had started upgrading the road network linking the port.