The Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) Dr. George Moghalu has stated that all Maritime Agencies in the country are set to harmonize their operations.
Dr Moghalu made the disclosure while briefing the Press at the end of All Heads of Maritime Agencies Monthly Meeting hosted by NIWA at the Authority’s Headquarters, Lokoja, Kogi State.The monthly meeting is the third in the series.
According to the NIWA boss , the meeting discussed issues concerning maritime Security and Safety, as briefings were presented by both NIMASA and NIWA. Dr Moghalu disclosed that efforts made so far in the area of trade, development of manpower, enforcing the protocols to reduce the carnage on our Waterways, and the removal of wrecks also came on the front burner
He revealed that the meeting set up a committee on Multi-Model approach to Cargo delivery as well as the place of Nigerian Railways Corporation in the movement of Cargo from the ports to the dry Ports. It was also learnt that the Director General of NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh briefed his colleagues extensively on the NIMASA modular floating dock awaiting deployment. The committee also deliberated on the possibility on movement of Cargoes from Lagos Port to Onitsha River Port and other Ports and the need to put such facilities in active use nationwide.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Bashir Jamoh DG/CEO Nigerian Maritime and Administration & Safety Agency (NIMASA), Hassan Bello, the Executive Secretary Nigerian Shippers Council, Mr. Sam Nwakohu, Registrar Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) , representatives of Nigerian Customs service and Nigerian Railways Corporation.