NATIONAL INLAND WATERWAYS URGES ILLEGAL OPERATORS & PASSENGERS TO DESIST FROM ACT THAT JEOPARDIZE SAFETY

27/07/23

Daniels G.O

ADDRESSING NIGERIAN WATERWAYS MISHAPS

The National Inland Waterways Authority NIWA has appealed to illegal boat operators and passengers to desist from acts capable of claiming more lives and causing national embarrassment.

NIWA’s Managing Director George Moghalu made this appeal in Abuja during a Media briefing to address rising number of incidents on Nigeria’s waterways.

He stated that the Authority had taken steps aimed at maintaining sanity on the nation’s waterways, but saddened by activities of some boat operators and passengers, especially those who operate from illegal jetties and during odd hours.

Moghalu added that the authority has also identified other natural causes of the mishaps which are being addressed by relevant bodies
Records indicate that over 8 water accidents have occurred at various locations in Nigeria since 2019, claiming hundreds of lives.

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