Minister of State for Works and Housing, Mu’azu Sambo, has said that the recent approval of the federal government for the construction of a narrow gauge rail track from Minna to Baro with an extension to the Baro River Port in Niger State, remains a major milestone in infrastructure development in the area.

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According to him, the approval, which was an attestation to the commitment of government to boost infrastructure development to boost trading, mining and agro allied activities in and around the state and improve the efficiency of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA).

Sambo stated this when he hosted the management team of the NIWA, led by its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, George Moghalu, in Abuja.

The minister added thanked the NIWA team for the visit while pledging to continue the bond with the organisation, promising to give them support where necessary.

Moghalu had earlier told the minister that the team was in his office to congratulate him on his appointment and wish him well.

“We are proud of your appointent. We are here to congratulate you and pray God to help you discharge your duties successfully,” he said

He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Sambo as, adding that it was a right choice, having been privileged to witness his dedication to duty while at NIWA.