Minister of Transportation, Rt Chibuike Amaechi &Nigerian Ports Authority ( NPA ) Ms Hadiza Usman

By Maritime Security News

The Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi on Tuesday met Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other relevant maritime stakeholders have met with the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu over the defacing of Marina.
The meeting was held at the State House in Lagos after which they inspected the barge at Marina.
Speaking after the meeting, Amaechi disclosed that it was agreed that all private operators should cease their operations until their licenses were renewed as a way forward to resolve such challenges. 
“We have agreed  that all Maritime activities by private operators should cease until they renew their licenses and that NPA should stop issuing barge operations permits pending when each person will come back to NPA, NIWA and Lagos State Government to renew such approvals.
” The decision was reached because they are defacing the Marina and we need to stop that,” he said.
However, Gov. Sanwo-Olu said that some of the approvals for barges came from the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, stating that the state government would take up the issue with the ministry. 
“We will also be talking to the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing because we understand that some approvals came from them. So we will also take up that responsibility. “

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