Lokoja inches closer to having River Port
• As NIWA Signs N1.6b Contract
Lokoja, the confluence town may soon have a river port as the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) signed a contract agreement with Messrs Liebherr Nigeria Limited for the supply and installation of 64 tonnes mobile harbour crane equipment for the facility.
NIWA’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Adeleke Olorunimbe Mamora at the signing ceremony in Lokoja, explained that the contract, which is worth N1.6 billion, was being signed with Messrs Liebherr Nigeria Limited.
He said Lokoja River Port located in Jamata axis of Lokoja is one of the four ports under construction by NIWA.
Mamora explained that the contract is essentially about the mobile harbour crane that is used as a major component in ports development.
“ What we intend to do is to work simultaneously on the port and at the same time the equipment that would be needed to catalyse the activities of the port,” he said.