The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) wishes to inform the General Public that our gauge readers have confirmed the country’s fast-rising water levels across rivers and lagoons.

2. Consequently, the Authority calls on all persons living at the riverbanks across Nigeria to start preparing to relocate to higher grounds to avoid the loss of lives and properties in the advent of a flood.

3. Specifically, the boat operators and passengers are advised to take note of the rising tides and ensure strict adherence to safety regulations on the inland waterways including compulsory use of life jackets always.

4. The Inland Waterways transportation regulations 2023 has been gazetted, and compliance shall be enforced.