‘River Niger becoming conduit pipe’

A portion of Lower River Niger stretching Ajaokuta- Onitsha is to gulp another fund from NIWA through direct maintenance. The authority, last week, mobilised its dredgers to carry out maintenance dredging of the 152-kilometre waterways. Justification The new project is to provide a safe and alternative means of transporting goods through the river from one part of the country to another and to move cargoes coming to and departing Nigeria through the seaports. Already, silts have reduced the river’s retention capacity, thereby limiting the possibilities of transportation. It was also…

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