Third Mainland Bridge: NIWA deploys floating jetties, flags new routes

In a strategic response to the partial closure of the iconic Third Mainland Bridge for repairs in Lagos, the National Inland Waterways Authority ( NIWA) has deployed forty feet floating jetties to help bring water transportation services close to commuters through out the six months repairs duration of the bridge. The floating jetties are to compliment the flagging off of four brand new water transportation routes located at Adekunle, under the Third Mainland Bridge outward Oworoshonki from Yaba, another at Lekki phase one by NIWA Police post, Oyingbo and at…

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Ikorodu boat mishap: NIWA to shut down boat owner operations

.. Blames incident on violation of regulation regime The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has said that the ill fated Lalek Marine boat which capsized Friday night with 14 passengers rescued, failed to adhere to 6pm sailing regime guiding water transportation services in Lagos. NIWA in a statement signed by engineer Sarat Lara Braimah, Lagos area manager, explained in a preliminary report on the sad and avoidable incident that the boat operator apart from violating the extant time of operation regime which is at 6pm and not 8pm, also overloaded…

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NIWA faults Lagos attorney general on waterways jurisdiction

The federal government regulatory agency on Inland Waterways in nigeria, National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), has stoutly faulted the assertions of Lagos attorney general and commissioner of justice, Moyosoro Onigbanjo, SAN on the subsisting judgement of the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division on appeal number CA/L/886/2014, delivered on July 18, 2017. According to Lagos attorney general, Justice Muktar JCA had stated in the lead judgement on the case that “All other inland Waterways within Lagos State are within legislative competence lagos state House of Assembly and revenue there from accurable…

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Extant mining laws: NIWA advices Lagos State Government to caution its Legislators

The unending face off between the National inland Waterways Authority ( NIWA) and Lagos State government over dredging activities may enter another phase as the federal government waterways regulatory agency frowned at the attempt by Lagos State House of Assembly to over reach itself on the extant mining laws of the federal Republic of Nigeria which mandates NIWA to oversight access through the waterways. The latest irritation is sequel to moves by Lagos State House of Assembly to ambush the regulatory powers of NIWA and at same time interfere in…

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NIWA moves to standardise, regulate dredging, boat operations

.. Calls for stakeholders support The managing director of the National Inland Waterways Authority, NIWA, Dr. George Moghalu has disclosed that the agency has commenced the process of standardizing, regulating the operations of dredgers and boat operators in the country to ensure they comply with laid down rules and regulations and also to promote the safety of the waterways. Against this development, Moghalu has urged the maritime stakeholders to support NIWA in their resolve to sanitise the waterways and also to key into some of their projects. Speaking during a…

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