|Mr Istafanus Malwi, General Manager NIWA Zone ‘B’|
Zone ‘B’ will soon begin strict enforcement of regulations to ensure dredging operators’
compliance with best practices for the benefit of the environment.
Zone ‘B’ comprising West, Delta, Anambra and Edo States, made the disclosure
during the recent stakeholders meeting with dredgers association in Lagos.
Area Office for creating a synergy between the Authority and the operators in
the dredging sector.
necessary to enable operators understand the power of NIWA in regulating the
activities of the coastal waters operations.
for creating this kind of synergy between the Authority and the operators in
the dredging sector, we have water users(boat operators) and then the dredgers’
the authority generally, and as part of our regulatory function, this stakeholders
meeting is timely.
is because the operators need to know that NIWA has absolute control on the use
of the inland waterways nation-wide, if not, they will not comply.
is why NIWA deemed it fit to issue operational guidelines. And with that, they
too will realise that NIWA has a major role to play in this sector,” he said.
would enable people to begin to realise and key into the necessary things that
is expected of them in the course of their operations.
convened in his zone, Malgwi said : “I have seen it all myself, with the view
to replicating same in Onitsha, Asaba, so that people from the eastern zone can
benefit from it.”