NIWA MD Expresses Shock over Boat Mishaps in Adamawa, Niger

NIWA MD Expresses Shock over Boat Mishaps in Adamawa, Niger

Ibrahim Oyewale in Lokoja

The Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Mr. George Moghalu, has expressed shock over the boat mishaps that occurred at Gurin River, a suburb of Fufore Local Government Area, Adamawa State and a river in Gbajibo, Mokwa of Niger State.

Moghalu sympathised with the families of the dead and the injured, stressing that the incident is more disheartening as some of the victims on board were reportedly heading for farming activities.

He commended the life-saving work of the first responders, local divers and police marine at the scene of the incident, wishing  the wounded a speedy recovery and success on the search and rescue of some missing passengers on the capsized boat.

The NIWA boss reiterated the authority’s commitment to ensure all transporters to adhere strictly to safety regulations on the nation’s waterways, emphasising the need for the people in the riverine communities traveling by boats and canoes to use live jackets and avoid overcrowded boats.

Moghalu prayed that the Almighty God would comfort the grieving relations at this very difficult time.

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