Managing Director, the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), has pledged
to introduce measures that will make the nation’s inland waterways attractive
for the movement of cargo and passengers.
on Wednesday while formally assuming his new position.
people stood to benefit tremendously from the inland waterways, if well
traffic situation on Oshodi-Apapa Expressway in Lagos as one of the reasons the
inland waterways must be developed and made suitable for all-year round
one of the few countries in the world with the highest number of road crashes
due to over-dependence on roads.
reversed by the developing the inland waterways.
said that conflicts with sister agencies would be resolved amicably, rather
than resort to litigation.
completion of the Lokoja inland port during his tenure.
Director, Mr Danladi Ibrahim, for his services to the nation, urging him to
remain committed to the organisation.
player, adding that his focus would be to improve on the situation he met on
affair. Everybody is important in a team event and that is the way it is going
to be under my tenure.”
and support of the management and staff of NIWA and charged them to remain
dedicated to their duties.
achievements within the period to include the procurement of cargo handling
equipment for the Baro Inland port and the study tour of River Benue, the
second longest river in the country.
River Benue would soon commence, adding that construction works on 12 inland
waterway ports across the country had reached different completion stages.
staff to the NIWA helmsman.
experience as a medical doctor and two-term senator, would assist him in his
new assignment. (NAN)