The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to reactivating the nation’s inland waterways transportation to revive the trading activities and boost the economy.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, said this at the unveiling of the Navigational Charts of the power River Niger in Abuja.
Mustapha said that there was the need to really get back the mode of transportation on the inland waterways, so as to rekindle the trading activities that used to exist along the river Niger and Benue.
He commended the Nigerian Navy for providing the resources, persons and the platforms for the conduct of the chatting of the River Niger.
He also commended the Ministry of Transportation through National Inland Waterways Authority NIWA and other stakeholders for the professionalism they had exhibited.
He said the successful execution of the project locally, had saved the country huge foreign exchange, adding that all the charts in the past were done by foreign firms.