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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Aftermath of Lagos boat mishap: NIWA, ATBOWATON set up safety task force

The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) and the Association of Tourist Boat Operators and Water Transporters of Nigeria (ATBOWATON) has agreed to set up a joint task force to monitor activities of boat operators and other water users, particularly after 7pm on Lagos waterways. The taskforce which would comprise other relevant stakeholders will be inaugurated next week in Lagos after terms of reference is drawn up by a technical committee and also after strategic notification, contact and approval process are considered by the federal government water transportation regulation agency. It…

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Egbin Ikorodu boat mishap: Passengers did not wear life jackets- NIWA

Investigations by the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) Lagos Area Office has revealed that twenty one (21) persons including men and women who boarded an unmarked fibre boat W19 with 60HP engine did not wear life jackets. NIWA while confirming the occurrence of the boat mishap on 29th June, 2019 at about 2200hours in the Lagos Lagoon, between Badore in Ajah (Eti – Osa Local Government Area) and Egbin (Ikorodu L.G.A) said the boat is designed to take not more than 10 persons while the jetty at Badore which is…

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NIWA to arraign boat operator, driver for operating without life jackets

The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Lagos has concluded arrangements to arraign a boat operator, Mr Balogun Oruyomi and the driver for carrying 12 school children from Takwa Bay with out life jackets. This sad development is coming despite the huge sensitisation  carried out by NIWA on the need for every boat operator to operate with life jackets. The boat which was impounded by the management of NIWA on a control inspection on Thursday March 28 on the Lagos Lagoon was conveying school children of  Government Secondary School, Takwa Bay…

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NIWA boss, Mamora tasks Lagos regional office on increase revenue generation

Photo Caption: From right: The new managing director of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Senator Adeleke Olurunnimbe Mamora, NIWA general manager Lagos zone, Mr Muazu Sambo and CEO Tarzan Marine Engineering Services, Ganiyu Shekoni Balogun during a visit by NIWA boss and his management team to Tarzan Jetty and its other jetties in Lagos on Tuesday October 30. The new chief executive officer of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Senator Adeleke Olurunnimbe Mamora has tasked NIWA regional office in Lagos to redouble their effort in tripling its revenue…

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