Boat mishaps: Speaker Abbas calls for review of waterways operational standard

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Abbas Tajudeen on Tuesday called for review of the operational standards of Nigerian waterways as part of measures aimed at safeguarding the lives of boat operators and passengers.

Hon. Abbas who gave the charge via a statement issued in Abuja, expressed sadness by the recent boat accidents across the country, killing tens of people.

Reacting specifically to the incidents in Adamawa and Niger, Speaker Abbas called for collective efforts by both the government and the boat operators towards safeguarding the lives and properties on Nigerian waterways.

On Friday night, several people reportedly died after a boat capsized at Njuwa Lake,…



Source: Nigerian Tribune