FG gets states’ backing on River Niger dredging

RIVER Niger’s host state governments have finally endorsed the proposed dredging of the river from Baro in Niger to Warri in Delta State by the Federal Government. The N36 billion project is expected to commence next month while the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), which was conducted many years ago, is to be revalidated.

The result of the EIA then was favourable although it revealed some negligible negative impact, which could be managed by the government.