FG mulls inter-agency collaboration to end boat mishaps

Posted by News Express | 31 May 2021 | 618 times

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•AGF Malami, SAN



In order to prevent recurrence of boat mishaps in the country, the Federal Government on weekend directed a multi-faceted inter-agency collaboration to ensure safety measure approaches to bring to an end recurrence of boat mishap in the country.

Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, made this known in Warra, Ngaski Local Government, Kebbi State, while on condolence and sympathy visit over the recent boat mishap that affected over a hundred people in the area.

“On behalf of the Federal Government and indeed the Government of President Muhammadu Buhari, let me express deep and sincere sympathy of the Government of the Federation of Nigeria to the people of Warra, Ngaski Local Government and Kebbi State Government over this unfortunate incidence,” Malami said.

According to Malami, the Federal Government will certainly work with the Kebbi State Government to bring about institutional arrangements to eliminate reoccurrence of such incidents.

A statement by Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, quoted Malami as saying: “There was the need for mutual collaboration among Nigerian Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Nigerian Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) to address the incidence”.

He said it was out of the desire to address related issues that the Federal Government established HYPPADEC.

Malami through his Non-Governmental Organisation of Khadimiyya Initiative for Justice and Development donated bags of rice to each of the affected families and N2 million for them.

Source: News Express

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