The Managing Director of National Inland Waterways – Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, has disclosed the issue of litigation on the site of the proposed Lokoja port is currently slowing down the project.
He said that the crisis currently rocking the port project was much deeper than what people thought.
Mamora said the location of the port had been shifted twice due to the disagreement, adding that the second relocation led to some interested parties going to court to challenge it.
“The case is a bit more complex than you think because initially, there was a conflict on the site of the port. We had to shift to another location and even after we shifted, there was another issue of litigation and that also slowed down the construction. If there is an issue before the court, it becomes subjudice.”
He shrugged off the perception that the port had been abandoned but stated that the management of the agency was working around the issues stalling the construction of the port with a view to ensuring that they were resolved as soon as possible.
Mamora said he would be pleased to leave a legacy in Lokoja as a host community to the port.

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