Regulatory Services

The Regulatory Services division of the National Inland Waterways Authority serves as the guardian of safety, order, and compliance on Nigeria’s expansive inland waterways.

Our mandate encompasses the meticulous crafting and enforcement of regulations governing all aspects of waterborne activities, from vessel registration and licensing to navigation protocols and environmental protection measures. Through rigorous inspections, audits, and stakeholder consultations, we ensure that every vessel operating within Nigerian waters adheres to the highest standards of safety, professionalism, and environmental responsibility.

Our commitment to regulatory excellence not only safeguards lives and property but also fosters a culture of maritime stewardship and sustainable development that resonates across our nation’s waterways.

Vessel Registration and Licensing
Navigation Regulations
Environmental Regulations
Enforcement and Compliance:
Port and Terminal Regulations
Policy Development and Advocacy

Waterways Safety Guidelines

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