Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians to vote back the All Progressives Congress, APC, so that more projects can be completed.
In his remarks, the Chairman of the Nigerian Inland Water Ways (NIWA), Olorunnimbe Mamora, said the Port is a sign of what can be achieved under Buhari as Chairman PTF.
He mentioned that if the Baro River Port project had continued with the clear masterplan for the development of the Nigerian Inland Waterways taking up over over 10,000 kilometers across 28 states of the country, designed in his days as Chairman Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF), accidents on Lagos-Ibadan express would have been reduced.
He said while other governments come to set things up, others come to destroy, assuring that the Baro Port will be duly upgraded, the railway brought back to life and dual carriage way provided to improve the economic activities of the Port but on water and on line.
His words, “It is yet another of President Buhari’s promise made and promise fulfilled.
“The Port has quay length of 150 Metres, Cargo Stacking Yard of 7,000 square meters, a Transit Shed of 3,600 square meters and estimated capacity of 5,000 TEU at a time.
“Some of the installed machinery are the 84-ton mobile harbour carne, one reach stacker, and three forklifts of varying capacities. Other facilities in this Port include the administrative block, water treatment plant, power generating plant and staff quarters among others. It is indeed a Morse right Port.”