|NIWA Jetty at Marina, Lagos|
says it has maintained an increased level of patrols on the waterways and on
land, to ensure strict compliance with safety and security measures.
Mr Mu’Azu Sambo, the Lagos Area Manager of NIWA disclosed this on Wednesday in an
interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
Sambo said that NIWA had sustained the strategy to emphasise its commitment in
spite of the cost implication involved in the assignment.
He added that the authority had continued with the task to guard against unsafe
“We carry out regular patrols both by land and by water. Those boats are used
for patrol purposes.
we go on land with.
Waterways Authority (NIWA) Police Command, even in every area office.
Police, that is the way we make sure that the laws are complied with.
standards and other environmental issues are complied with require a lot of
activities; it requires a lot of patrolling to bring sanity.
don’t have enough of them, it affects our ability to function effectively, not
to talk of financial requirements for new infrastructure.”
He, however, urged the general public to be good citizens and to comply with
the laid down laws in order to make NIWA’s job easier.
dredgers to be at least 500m from each other in their areas of operation.