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 on the people, adding that the economic potentials of the projects are quite enormous and will encourage the maritime ecosystem.

Moghalu, who said he once promised the Emir of Yauri to return to the emirate, assured that he will make sure the Yauri Emirate route that leads outside the country is made commercially viable.
He commended the senator representing Kebbi South, Sen. Bala Ibn Na Allah, for his efforts and commitment towards the project.

In his remark, Sen Bala Ibn Na Allah, the All-Progressives Congress (APC) senator representing Kebbi South said the importance of the modern passenger lounge as well as the newly launched ferry boats were enormous.