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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
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
NIWA DECREE
Under the direction of the Minister of Transport, The Nigerian Inland Waterways (NIWA) attempts to restore the old glory of the inland waterways thereby making it economically viable to support...read more
     
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