President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to embark on massive infrastructural development across the country if re-elected in the February 16 election.
The president disclosed this when he visited Minna town in Niger state on Saturday in continuation of his presidential campaign ahead of the election.
Buhari first visited Baro Port where he commissioned the multiple million Naira complex.
The President said if successive governments at the federal level had implemented the comprehensive master plan for the development of the Nigerian Inland Waterways across 28 states of the country initiated by the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF), under his watch, the recurring accidents experienced on Nigeria roads could have been avoided.
Also speaking, Chairman of the Nigerian Inland Water Ways (NIWA), Olorunnimbe Mamora said the Port has quay length of 150 Metres, Cargo Stacking Yard of 7,000 square meters, a Transit Shed of 3,600 square meters and estimated capacity of 5,000 TEU at a time.
He said some of the installed machinery are the 84-ton mobile harbour carne, one reach stacker, and three forklifts of varying capacities.
Other facilities according to him, include the administrative block, water treatment plant, power generating plant and staff quarters among others.
Buhari also said he would expedite action on the completion of Bida/Lapai/Lambata; Minna/Suleja dual carriage way; Mokwa/Jebba road amongst others.
He also pledged early completion of Zungeru Hydro dams and Auna Dam in Magama local government area of the state.