Thursday said that it would sanction dredging operators in Lagos State who did
not comply with its rules and regulations.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the authority would no longer
tolerate non-compliance by operators with dredging rules.
mandatory for dredging operators to comply with all the rules and regulations
of the authority.
non-compliance with rules and regulations by dredging operators and any
operators found violating government rules will be sanctioned.
bring about effective operations on the waterways, “he added.
operators should comply with as: registering with NIWA, conducting
environmental research before operations and possessing a statutory
conducting proper survey, possessing work permit and consulting with
government could keep record of legal operators in the state and their
right thing on the waterways.
therefore, rules and regulations need to be applied to ensure effective and
smooth operations on the waterways, “he said.
incidence of multiple taxation affecting the operators, stressing that,
according to legislation, NIWA was the only body licensed to collect tax from
the nation’s waterways.
lasting solutions to the problem of multiple taxes bedeviling operators on the
waterways, “he added.
collaborate with the auditor-general of the federation, Federal Ministry of
Justice and Nigeria Police to tackle the issue of multiple taxes.
place adequate measures to ensure effective and efficient operations on the