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FG, Lagos govt stop barge operation along Marina coastline, as NPA revokes approvals


FG, Lagos govt stop barge operation along Marina coastline, as NPA revokes approvals

The Federal and the Lagos State Authorities have ordered that each one barge operations which have desecrated the sweetness and serenity of Marina shoreline be stopped henceforth.

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) can also be set to revoke barge approvals granted some corporations working in Lagos.

The Minister of Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, and the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who defied the early morning downpour on Tuesday to examine the actions across the Marina shoreline, made the stop-work order throughout an unscheduled go to to the Marina.

They went around the shoreline, seeing the lengthy row of vans and containers which have constituted well being and safety hazards on the Marina. Amaechi and Sanwo-Olu stored on shaking their heads on seeing the devastation of the shoreline that was the pleasure of the state, attracting crowds of holiday makers.

Amaechi and Sanwo-Olu discovered the “unwholesome” actions on the shoreline “stunning” and “unacceptable”.

The Minister spoke of an pressing have to sanitise all the Marina shoreline and restore its tranquility and sweetness.

He ordered that vans should instantly cease coming to Marina to load.

Amechi stated the Nationwide Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) didn’t grant anybody the permission to hold out barging operations, insisting that each one such actions should cease instantly.

“The Federal Ministry of Transport has agreed with Lagos State Authorities to make sure that whoever is making use of Marina shoreline ought to cease. We’ve agreed with Commissioner of Police to cease these utilizing the roads and we’ve got agreed with NPA to cancel all barge permits pending when every individual will come again to NPA, NIWA and Lagos State Authorities to resume such approval,” he stated.

Sanwo-Olu directed the Lagos State Commissioner of Police to arrest and prosecute anybody who flouts the order to cease ”unauthorized actions” on the Marina.

He stated the State Authorities would do every little thing to convey sanity to the shoreline.

“We’re additionally speaking to the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing as a result of we perceive that a few of the approvals had been from the Federal Ministry of Works. So, we’re additionally taking on that duty and we’d do what we’d like do,” the governor stated.

Additionally on the inspection had been the Managing Director of NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, representatives of NIWA, Ministries of Works, in addition to the Police.

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