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Atiku reveals plans to develop Baro port in Niger

In continuation of his nationwide campaign preparatory to the forthcoming presidential election, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has stated his plan to boost maritime activities by developing the Baro Inland Port in Niger State.

The former vice president of Nigeria made this disclosure at a PDP presidential rally in Minna, the capital of Niger state.

A statement issued by AbdulRasheed Shehu, Special Assistant to Atiku Abubakar, (Broadcast Media), said Atiku stated that developing the inland water ways will take pressure off our roads, promote commerce and economic prosperity.

”The Wazirin Adamawa decried the spate of violence and insecurity in the country and promised to tackle insecurity head-on, if elected the President,” the statement said.

‘’Other speakers at the occasion observed the enormous potentials and natural endowment of the state that have not been productively utilized. They also observed the deplorable state of the nation and urged the people of Niger State and Nigerians in general to vote for PDP and Atiku, in order to restore the nation on the path of unity, security, peace and progress.’’

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The rally witnessed a huge turnout of who-is-who in the party hierarchy from within and outside the region, notably amongst them are: Dr. Babangida Aliyu, Sen. Zainab Kure, the former PDP governors from the state, Senator Philip Aduda, the Senator representing FCT at the Red Chambers, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, the Minority Leader in the House of Representatives, Senator Adolphous Wabara, former Senate President and Chairman PDP, Board of Trustee (BOT), other BOT members and the members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), serving and former governors, former and serving members of the National Assembly amongst others as the rally witnessed a huge turn-out of women and youths as well.

The highpoint of the occasion was the presentation of the PDP flag to Amb. Ahmed Musa Ibeto former deputy governor of the state, Hon. Ibrahim Ebbo for the National Assembly, Abdullahi Azozo, the state former commissioner for Water Resources and  welcoming over fifty thousand of their supporters back into the PDP fold by the chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu.

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