Dredging of River Niger Completed, River Benue to Commence Soon – Amaechi


The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed that the dredging of River Niger has been completed, and assured that work will soon commence for the dredging of River Benue.

Amaechi, who made the disclosure while fielding question from members of the Senate committee on Maritime weekend, said what the River Niger needs now is constant maintenance work to allow for unhindered flow of goods to different parts of the country.

The Chairman of the Committee, Senator Ahmed Rufai Sani, who expressed satisfaction with the defence of N1.3 billion as part of overhead to run the ministry, immediately approved the appropriation for the ministry.