Lagos procures new engines for optimum boat performance
As part of efforts to cater for the increasing number of passengers on its waterways, the Lagos State government has procured and installed new engines for some of its boats to ensure optimal service delivery. Commending Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration for its commitment to ensuring intermodal transportation system for the state and particular attention…
‘Pressure on Nigerian roads can be avoided with navigable waterways’
Managing Director of Nigeria Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Chief George Moghalu, has occupied various administrative and political offices, including serving
Exploring the waterways to ease transportation in Lagos
Recently, 10 persons lost their lives in a boat mishap around Kirikiri area of Amuwo-Odofin in Lagos. Days earlier, seven persons had lost their lives in another incident. Yet, a fortnight ago, there was a mishap where all those on board were luckily rescued. These are avoidable recurring incidences, among other militating factors, that have…
LASWA has prevented many mishaps on waterways, says Emmanuel
The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) says its efforts have prevented several boat mishaps from happening on the state waterways and more will be done to ensure best safety.
‘Coronavirus is the least of concerns in the ‘Venice Of Africa’
Residents of the world’s largest floating slum are keeping their hopes up as lockdown sinks their livelihoods, writes Kevwe Okporua.
Nigeria secures special mission vessel for marine safety
Poised to fully combat insecurity in Nigeria’s waterways up to the Gulf of Guinea, the country has taken delivery of its first special mission vessel under the deep blue project.
LASG set to increase fleet of ferries on waterways
In fulfilment of the promise to revitalise water transportation and make it a viable alternative means of transportation in the state, Lagos State Government has announced its readiness to increase its fleet of ferries to 20 before the end of the year.
Reps probe NIMASA, transport ministry over alleged N71b scam
The House of Representatives yesterday mandated its relevant committees to probe the $195.5 million (about N 71 billion) contract allegedly awarded by the Ministry of Transportation to an Israeli security outfit to man Nigeria’s waterways.
100,000 commuters travel on Lagos waterways daily – LASWA
The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) says between 70,000 and 100,000 commuters use water transport daily in the state. The General Manager of LASWA, Mr Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday.
Remove obstructions on waterways – Kwara residents urge government
Residents of Ilorin, the Kwara capital, have called on the state government to urgently remove buildings and other obstructions along waterways to avert disaster in the state.
Nigeria’s economy still unstable, weak in inclusion at 59
Despite the government’s diversification agenda and push for non-oil sector growth, members of the Organised Private Sector (OPS) have described the mounting imbalance in the structure of the economy since independence, as underscoring the growing decline in the non-oil sector productivity.