Dredging the River Niger is half completed

The long dredging of the lower River Niger, which is expected to pass through 152 riverine communities at a huge N36 billion, is half completed, Ahmed Aminu, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), disclosed on Wednesday. Mr. Aminu told a House of Representatives team that the 572 kilometers project started by President Umaru Yar’Adua, has progressed at a steady speed and has left no significant negative impact on the marine ecology and the adjoining communities.