NIWA Moves To Make Lokoja River Port Operational

Must read

From Noah Ocheni, Lokoja

The Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Dr. George Moghalu, has assured that the Lokoja river port would soon be completed and operational to generate revenue for the federal government.

Dr. Moghalu gave the assurance at the 2021 end of year get-together for NIWA staff in Lokoja, said the issue of variation that stall the completion of the project has been addressed by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the contractor has been mobilized back to site for the completion of the project.

“The efforts of the smooth water transportation on Rivers Niger and Benue, by the management of National Inland Waterways Authority would generate revenue for the federal government.” Moghalu assured.

“What stall the completion of the port was an issue of variation but fortunately the president in his usual magnanimity has reviewed and varied the contract and the contractor is back to site.”

“It is important that whenever government start a project and investment are made especially on a project like Lokoja river port that has reached 40 per cent completion , it should be completed so that the capital investment can be recoup instead of outright abandonment”. Moghalu noted.

Dr Moghalu who also promised that under his leadership he would leave NIWA better than he met it, charged the staff to do same in ensuring best practices.

He stated that ‘to whom much is given much is expected from him , disclosed that efforts is on top gear for a more robust salary incentives for the organization in 2022 and charged them to redouble their effort in revenue generation to justify government gesture.

Earlier in his welcome address, the General Manager Legal Services Barrister Danladi Ibrahim , commended the staff of the organization for their collective efforts that led to the achievements recorded in 2021 and urged them to do more in 2022 to justify the new remuneration.

Highlights of the 2021 NIWA end of year get-together party was the reward for best performing area offices, best staff and presentation of gift to the outgoing General Manager of the organization as well as the commissioning of a new office complex built by the Managing Director Dr George Moghalu led administration.

Copyright DAYBREAK.

All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from DAYBREAK NEWS.

More articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest article