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NIWA  seeks intervention of Bauchi govt  on payment of legitimate fees



Segun Oladipupo    |   

National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has appealed to Kebbi state government to assist it in ensuring companies, organisations and the public using NIWA’s right of way, pay their legitimate fees.

The Managing Director of NIWA, Kingsley Moghalu made the appeal at the recent  commissioning of a 36 seater ferry boat at Yelwa – Yauri, Kebbi State.

While thanking God for the opportunity given the Authority to procure the 36 seater ferry boat on behalf of Distinguished Senator, Bala Ibn Na`Allah as part of his constituency project, Moghalu also acknowledged the kind support given to NIWA by the Yauri Emirate council in fulfilling its official responsibilities, 

“I am also appealing to the government of Kebbi State to encourage NIWA by assisting it to ensure companies, organizations and the public that are using NIWA`s Right of Ways which is one hundred metres perpendicular from the point of River must made to pay their legitimate fees”.

“The importance of water transportation cannot be over emphasized for both facilitating the transportation of cargos and personnel in strengthening our economy and at the same time exploring tourism potentials of water transportation. 

The NIWA boss appreciated the  Senator for his commitment and desire to create the enabling environment for water transportation to grow. 

In his speech, Senator Bala Ibn Na`Allah promised to bring more developments to his people,  saying the ferry being commissioned was just the beginning as two more ferries are on there, one from Lagos and the other from China. 

He also said, in addition to the Jetties he has built before in the Area, he is also planning in conjunction with NIWA to build a ferry terminal.

The high point of the occasion was the official commissioning of the ferry by the Yelwa – Yauri HRH. Dr. Muhammed Zayyanu Abdullahi (CON)

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