The Baro river port Cargo handling equipment installation has been completed. The MD/CEO of NIWA, Senator Adeleke Olorunnimbe Mamora confirmed this recently when he visited the Baro River Port to ascertain the level of work done so far.  According to a statement made available to Transport Day, the MD was impressed by what he saw and the contractors are fixing the last equipment and assured the MD that it will be ready in another one week or two.
The MD commended the contractors for a job well done and also the community for being a good host and encouraged them to ensure the safety and security of the River Port.
He said the equipment at the Baro Port are first class and will bring glory not only to the community and the state but the entire nation.
It will be recalled that the MD had directed National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) engineers to rehabilitate the access road to Baro Port to enable the contractors move their equipment to site and that has been achieved.
Baro River Port, which is the flagship port in the North will be commissioned in no distant future by Mr. President, General Mohammadu Buhari.
Meanwhile, the Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Senator, (Dr). Adeleke Olorunnimbe Mamora promised to improve the staff Welfare.
He made the promise while delivering a speech at the NIWA 2018 end of year party that took place at the Headquarters premises.
The Managing Director said the NIWA amendment Act is still alive with the National Assembly and all efforts are being made to see the successful passage of the Amendment Act.
Senator Mamora encouraged staff to always put in the best and promised to pay the thirteen-month Salary in order to put smile on the faces of the workers during this Christmas season.
Highlights of the event was the award of the best Area office which goes to the Lagos Area office and best staff of the year 2018 which goes to Mr. Jethro John Jalgi also from Lagos Area Office.
Also, three General Managers and one Deputy General Manager that have retired from the services of NIWA were all honoured by the Management and staff of Authority. They are Engr. Festus Ojimba, former General Manager Engineering Department, Engr. Elias Amago, General Manager (Project Management and Special Duties), Mr. Bawa Zakari, former General Manager, Audit and Capt. White who until his retirement was Deputy General Manager (Marine).
In his response, on behalf of the retired General Managers, Engr. Ojimba thanked the Organiser for considering them worthy of being honoured while Jethro John Jalgi express his gratitude to the Management and staff of NIWA for recommending him as the best Staff of the year 2018.
Earlier, the General Manager Corporate Affairs, Mr. Tayo Fadile welcomed all staff and invited guests to the 2018 end of the year party and pray that the years ahead will be a more rewarding year for all.

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