Banana Island building collapse: Allegations by Lagos State Government false and misleading

The attention of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has been drawn to a misleading report that has gone viral in the social media and was published in a national newspaper on Sunday 23rd April 2023. The report carried a distorted account of what transpired over the collapsed building In Banana Island. In the said

NIWA commiserates with Anambra over boat mishap

The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has commiserated with the people of Anambra over Friday’s boat mishap that led to the loss of 10 lives at Ogbaru. “It is with shock and sadness that NIWA commiserates with the people and government of Anambra over the mishap which consumed 10 lives at Umnnakwo, in Ogbaru Local

NIWA commissions two ferry boats, lays foundation for Passenger lounge in Kebbi

The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has laid the foundation of a modern passenger lounge and commissioned two 32-seater ferry boats at Yauri Local Government Area of Kebbi State. Speaking during the foundation-laying ceremony, the Managing Director NIWA, Chief Dr George Moghalu said the government of President Muhammadu Buhari is determined to make an impact

Transportation Minister commends NIWA MD, commissions Patrol Boats

The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, on Friday, visited the National Inland Waterways Authority’s Area Office in Port Harcourt where he commissioned three patrol boats and 32- seater ferry boat to enhance operational efficiency as well as encourage water transportation in the Eastern Zone. The Minister who is a former General Manager of the

NIWA Deploys Ambulance on Lagos Waterways

In response to incessant boat mishaps on the Lagos inland waterways, the managing director, National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Dr George Moghalu, has approved the deployment of new ambulance boat to the Lagos area office. The new water craft fitted with amber lights and two 175 Horse Power engines made by Yamaha, fitted with medical

7 Years Imprisonment For Watercraft Operators and Passengers who fail to use Life-Jackets and are non-compliant to Waterways Regulations

As part of efforts to curb the menace of boat accidents and consequent loss of lives, the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), on Monday, visited some riverine communities, sensitising them on the newly gazetted Transport Code of the Federal Government, and its implication for errant jetty owners, boat operators as well as boat passengers. The

Federal Government Concessions Onitsha River Port

The federal government has concessioned the Onitsha River Port in Anambra State for N4 billion under a public private partnership (PPP) arrangement. The deal will also see the FG earn N23 billion in the 30 years period of the concession. The facility, which has been under concession discussion for over five years, was eventually concessioned


Kindly recall that the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), a Parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Transportation (FMOT) with Headquarters at Lokoja, Kogi State placed an advertisement on Monday 4th April 2022 in The Sun Newspaper, People’s Daily, the Authority’s website as well as the Federal Tenders Journal inviting interested Consultants/Contractors to tender for projects

NIWA collaborates with Navy to Protect Onitsha River Port bound Cargoes

National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has revealed that it has concluded arrangements to partner with the Nigerian Navy to ensure the protection of Onitsha River Port-bound cargoes. Managing Director of the agency, Chief George Moghalu, made the disclosure at the annual Ministerial press briefing on landmark programmes, projects and activities of the Ministry of Transportation