Nigerian govt. approves 13bn for dredging of Warri seaport

The federal government has approved 13bn for the dredging of the Escavos, Warri Seaport and the replacement of the bad navigational aids.

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This was disclosed by the minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi, after the federal executive council meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential Villa.

“FEC gave approval for the dredging of the Escavos and then the Warri Seaport and the replacement of the bad navigational aids. The total cost of the contract is N13 billion,” he said.

Speaking to State House correspondents earlier, Managing Director of Nigeria Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala – Usman said with the approval , it will fundamentally change the fortunes of Warri ports and expand the utilization of the eastern ports. On the the economic implications of the Warri seaports, She said “It will fundamentally change the fortunes of Warri ports, it will expand the utilization of our eastern ports.

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