Boat Mishap: Reps to legislate on waterways safety, others


Boat Mishap


By Dennis Agbo

Troubled by the recent boat mishaps in Enugu and Anambra states as a result of current flooding in some states of Nigeria, the House of Representatives has indicated interest to legislate on how to forestall further mishaps, through legislation to regulate waterways safety.

The areas the House said it will particularly pay close attention to include: the safety of navigation in waterways, flag state and regulation of small vessels, development of inland waterways, especially shoreline protection and the worsening climate change, worldwide.

In a statement jointly made available, on Monday, the House Committee Chairman on National Inland Waterways, NIWA, Dr. Pat Asadu and his counterpart in Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Hon. Lynda Ikpeazu said that their attention was drawn to a tragic boat mishap that occurred along the waterways in Anambra – Enugu States that led to the death of almost 80 persons.

They offered heartfelt…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper