NIWA Working To Ensure Accident-Free Water Transportation In The Country – NIWA Boss
Dr. George Moghalu, Managing Director of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), says the apex regulatory agency on brown water economy will leave no stone unturned in its pursuit of accident-free water transportation in the country.
He also stated that NIWA’s major responsibility of waterway safety will be pursued with zeal under his leadership as a means of engendering confidence among water transportation operators and users, as well as attracting local and foreign investment.
Speaking after inspecting NIWA-facilitated navigational buoys on Lagos waterways from Marina to Ikorodu, with phase two already underway from the same Marina, navigating Iworo to Badagry, Dr. Moghalu stated that the Lagos template, which is aimed at establishing a national water transportation safety architecture, will aid in emergency rescue operations by providing distressed boats with an anchor before help arrives, preventing crafts from drifting in mid-water.
Dr. Moghalu promised that NIWA would not fail in its mission to establish a long-term accident-free water transportation trademark across Nigeria’s littoral states.
Mr. Gani Balogun praised the niwa idea, stating that Dr. Moghalu is a man of his words who can be trusted to make water transportation safe and appealing to all users.
“At the last stakeholders meeting last year in Lagos, Dr moghalu promised to ensure a navigable Lagos waterways through provision of buoys which would not only serve as an anchor point for distressed boat operators but will help provide access and geographical location to rescue efforts and today, we have seen that promised fulfilled and we say more grease to his elbows” an excited Mr Balogun stated.