The National Inland Waterways Authority Director, (NIWA), Chief George Moghalu has reassured of the agancy’s commitment to providing more waterways that is navigable enough to facilitate marine transportation across the country.
Moghalu disclosed this on Monday, October, 19 in Onitsha during a stakeholders’ meeting on the economical viability of Onitsha River Port operations organized in Onitsha by the agency.
According to him, reactions generated by the maiden flag off of the haulage of cargo from Onne Port to Onitsha River Port penultimate week was a boost to the agency, describing it as another milestone achievement for the intermodal transportation system in Nigeria.
The NIWA boss expressed optimism that the epoch revival of Onitsha River Port would generate substantial business activities and create employment opportunities through its operations, adding that other transport agencies would have a boom in Nigeria and South East in particular.
He said, “We are now more determined than ever to make more waterways navigable to facilitate marine transportation across the country.
“In view of the growing transportation needs, particularly moving bulk commodities, containerised produce into the hinterlands, our country needs to focus on the development and harness the benefits of inland waterways.