Rivers of Hope

By Chima Iheke, Ph.D

As Nigeria looks ahead, on its march toward sustainable economic development, it faces the daunting task of pulling every region along while creating an economic revival capable of releasing the masses from the existential pinch of economic depression.
Along with other infrastructure, and despite the many structural problems, the creation of navigable waterways is perhaps the easiest, cheapest and most effective for Nigeria, weighed against geography and a return on investment.

What is called for is a transformational project, finally unclogging the choked up arteries of commerce, which will enable Nigeria to slip through the current crushing grip of debilitating poverty.

The good news is that in our peculiar brand of politics, the creation of a navigable inland waterway(especially on) rivers Niger and Benue is what Nigerians of all regions can agree on embarking. This will illuminate the path of economic transformation nationwide since the…

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