Baro port in Nigeria nears completion
The construction work on Baro port in Nigeria is 98% complete. Ibrahim ShuaibuVulegbo, the technical officer in charge of the port announced that dredging work from Baro to Lokoja has been completed and the port now requires installation of the cranes and perimeter fencing.
A10-km radius developmental plan has been declared for Baro town in regards to urban settlement.
According to Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, further delays will not be entertained as the project has involved huge investment, requiring the port to be optimally harnessed.
To fast track the full utilisation of the port, the state’s administration has declared Baro town an urban settlement.
On completion, the project open up economic opportunities for the state, and offer job opportunities and business ventures for Niger state residents.
The port is not accessible by road and the federal government is expected to award the road construction contract soon.