Nigeria NAVY, NIWA Strengthen Security of Waterways

Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt

The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) and Nigerian Navy Dockyard in Port Harcourt yesterday agreed to collaborate to ensure the safety and navigability of the countrys inland waterways.

The two organisations made the pledge when the Managing Director NIWA, Chief George Muoghalu undertook a facility tour of the Naval Dockyard as well as the facilities located at NIWA Marine base, Port Harcourt.

At the Naval Dockyard yesterday, Commodore Superintendent and MD/CEO, Naval Shipyard Limited, Commodore Abolaji Orederu said NIWA was one of the organisations the shipyard had been coveting collaboration with the strategic and critical enterprise of waterways services.

Orederu said the Naval Shipyard Limited is in a collaborative venture arrangement with thee Admiralty China Shipbuilding Offshore International Ltd (ACSOIL). Naval Shipyard Limited is one of the subsidiaries of the Nigerian Navy Group carrying out ship/boat building and maintenance.

He said the Nigerian Navy has made phenomenal progress in realising the local content in its marine engineering endeavours, adding that the first naval ship was built in 2012, the second ship is build in 2016 while the third ship was undergoing construction.

He said: We are therefore thrilled by this visit to the shipyard. I am particularly happy that you came with your managers in the NIWA Port Ha....

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