Nigeria: Officials Warn Contractors Over River Niger Dredging
The Vanguard reports that the House of Representative Committee on Marine Transport has warned contractors handling the lower River Niger dredging to stick to the contract agreement.
“The Nigerian maritime industry has to move to the next level and urged the contractors to work within the stipulated time in the agreement,” the House Committee Chairman Honourable, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi said.
He stated that because of the importance of the river to the Eastern part of the country, all hands must be on deck to ensure completion of the river.
“The Onitsha river port is very strategic to South Eastern business”.
Already, the Onitsha river port has fully rehabilitated waiting to be commissioned and concessioned.
Speaking in a similar vein, a member of the Committee, Honourable Ibrahim Mohammed Ebo said that any contractor found wanting with regards to the dredging of the River Niger will dealt with according to the law.
Dredging Today Staff, June 5, 2012;