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The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) was established by Decree No. 13 of 1997 with a clear mandate to manage Nigeria's vast inland waterway resources. The Decree vests in NIWA the power of exclusive management, direction and control on the Nigerian inland waterways. This power is exercised on Nigeria’s 3000km navigable waterways from the Nigeria/Niger and Nigeria/Cameroon borders to the Atlantic Ocean. Nigeria is blessed with a river configuration very suitable for North-South movement of people and goods...read more
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THE NIGERIAN RIVER SYSTEM
Nigerian's natural endowment in inland water transport (IWT) system is over 10,000km of navigable waterways. This water wealth comprise: rivers, creeks, lagoons and lakes, and intra-coastal waters...read more
THE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
With inland navigable waterways of about 3,000km and an extensive coastland of about 852km, Nigeria has a great potential in the movement of goods from the coast to the hinterland by water transport...read more
PUBLICATIONS
The NIWA publishes “Nigerian Waterways", a magazine, sent out free to all stakeholders and waterways users. The magazine covers a wide range of topics of interest to waterways enthusiasts at local and national level...read more
     

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