The Acting Managing Director of the Nigeria Inland Waterways (NIWA), Barr. Danladi Ibrahim, has said the dredging of River Benue will commence fully in 2019.
He disclosed this at a media parley in Lagos on Monday.
Ibrahim said that the dredging of River Benue would boost commercial activities around the two river ports which would come mainstream before the end of 2018.
Ibrahim said that the Onitsha and Baro ports were 100 percent ready for commissioning in 2018.
Though, he did not give the financial implications of the dredging but added that a fresh contract would be awarded.
He said that NIWA is installing buoys from Lokoja to Baro