Orashi river will be open for economic revitalisation – Uzodinma

Orashi river will be open for economic revitalisation Orashi river will be open for economic revitalisation

Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma said the dredging of the Orashi River will stimulate economic growth in the South East.

The Governor Uzodimma stated during a tour of the river with officials of the state government and the Nigerian Navy.

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The Federal Government approved the dredging of Orashi river from Oguta lake to in improve access for the Nigerian Navy to freely navigate the waterways.

Embarking on a tour of the area, the Governor expressed confidence that the project, when completed, will not only improve Naval operations but will also serve as a source of economic revitalisation.

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The Nigerian Navy led by the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive of the Nigerian Navy Holdings Limited Rear Admiral Sileranda Lassa expressed readiness to partner the State government in harnessing the potentials of the maritime environment.

It is hoped that the dredging of Orashi river will boost the multi-stakeholder effort to eliminate crude oil theft, pipeline vandalism, sea piracy and other maritime crimes.

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