Nigeria: FG to Dredge River Benue Soon

The Federal Government said on Saturday that it would soon dredge River Benue up to Yola frenzies in Adamawa.

Information Minister Labaran Maku announced this at a town-hall meeting in Gusau as part of the on-going Good Governance Tour to Zamfara.

Maku said the government had concluded arrangement for dredging that would pass through Benue and terminate in Yola.

He explained that apart from providing another way of transportation, the project would be a fulfilment of the Umaru Yar’adua-led objective and legacy.

He stated that the Federal Government had attained 50 per cent in the modern rail line project, which would at the end link up Kano and Abuja through Kaduna.

The minister explained that the tour was aimed at showcasing projects and programmes being executed by the different tiers of government and projecting same to the rest of the world.

He said that “in the past, projects failed as a result of poor governance and this tour would now portray a good picture of our performances as a government”.

While commending the Zamfara Government for ensuring peace in the state, Maku assured that the Federal Government would revive all collapsed dams in the country, open up new ones in Benue and Taraba.

He added that emphasis would be placed on the production of crops that were found in commercial quantity in particular locations, such as rice and cotton in Zamfara.

He urged Nigerians to continue to support and pray for their leaders, to reap maximum benefits of the dividends of democracy.

The governor pledged to deliver more democracy dividends to the people to complement Federal Government’s efforts at national development.

Source: NAN, May 3, 2013


Share this article

Follow Dredging Today


<< Feb 2020 >>
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 1

3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews ( holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee:

read more >


Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...


Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...


Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....