|Ag. MD of NIWA, Mr. Danladi Ibrahim|
commenced the installation of navigational aids on the nation’s waterways to
aid sailing at night.
Danladi Ibrahim, the Acting Managing Director of NIWA, made this known in an
interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday.
said the installation started from Baro to Lokoja and would cover all the
waterways in the country.
NIWA chief said sailing at night would be restricted on channels without
navigational aids to avoid boat mishap.
he warned that the law would soon catch up with ferry operators who violated
the country’s transportation code.
to him, the country’s transportation code is being gazetted, and that as soon
as the code is ready offenders would be punished according to the law.
said the code contained punishment and fines for ferry operators and provided
guides to enhance efficiency and competitiveness in the sector.
said he hoped the code would curb insecurity on the nation’s waterways and
improve its patronage.