|Engr. Olu Akinsoji|
vessels to be idle (See here) lacks sufficient knowledge to own vessels and should not be
in the business of shipping or water transportation.
The depreciation of a vessel left idle will continue progressively until
the value of the ship or vessel will become less than the cost of removing it
from the waterways.
to the level in paragraph 2 above leads to a wreck in a navigable waterway.
a vessel to attain the level of becoming a wreck shows serious weakness in the
authorities concern with the protection of navigable waterways and the
wreck, apart from the hazard to navigation pose serious health threats to the
citizens who depend on the water for domestic purposes. We are also told that
accumulation of wrecks is a factor in climate change.
supporting workshops all over the country are unutilised and are allowed to be
wasting is unfortunate and I personally consider it unjustifiable.
function of the executing agency, the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), is yearning for the dividend of
function of NIWA is to ensure at Federal level the provision of inland water
transportation, alleviation of poverty of riverside dwellers by affordable safe
water transportation to integrate them into the economic system of the nation.
taken for granted is most essential for a solid foundation for the sustainable
social economic growth of our dear country.
be taken to rescue whatever is left of the ferries and the workshops without
leaving wrecks in our waterways?
plans for these functions, let the plans be reviewed, use them to attract
investors, concession where possible and subsidise in other areas to have a
national coverage of water transport support.
the functions for which they were obtained have not been fulfilled.