NIWA mourns  Niger, Adamawa boat mishap victims


By Abiodun OBA

The Managing Director of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Chief Dr George Moghalu, has commended the life-saving work of the first responders, local divers, and police marine during the boat mishap that happened at Gurin River, a suburb of Fufore Local Government Area, Adamawa State, as well as at a river in Gbajibo, Mokwa, Niger State.

Moghalu who expressed immense grief over the accident further extended his heartfelt sympathies to the families of the dead and injured.

The NIWA boss stated that the incident was more disheartening as some of the victims on board were reportedly heading for farming activities.

Dr George Moghalu wished the wounded a speedy recovery and success in the search and rescue of some missing passengers on the capsized boat.

The NIWA boss reiterated the call on transporters to ensure strict adherence to safety regulations on the nation’s waterways, emphasising the need for the people in the riverine communities travelling by boats and canoes to use live jackets and avoid overcrowded boats.

Dr. Moghalu prays that the Almighty God will comfort the grieving relatives at this very difficult time.

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