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NIWA debunks allegation of registering fishing trawlers


Managing Director, NIWA, Mr Danladi Ibrahim

 The Management of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has
debunked claims by the fisheries department of the Ministry of Agriculture that
it had compelled some fishing trawlers to be registered by it before operating.

Managing Director of NIWA, Mr Danladi Ibrahim, in an interview during
the recently held maritime summit in Lagos, charged anyone making such claims
to confront the Authority publicly.
It would be recalled that a representative of the ministry of
agriculture, Mrs O.B. Adepegba, while making her presentation at the event,
urged the Transportation Minister, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, to address the issue.
He said that NIWA had only registered barges and crew boats of just one
fishing company.
His words: “The claim of the fisheries department is not correct and we
stand to be corrected.
“NIWA has never registered one single fishing trawler.
“All that we have registered are barges and crew boats of just one
fishing company, which is ‘Atlantic Shrimpers.’ So, we do not have any conflict
with fishing trawlers,” he said.

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