Nigeria/June 24, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/147 views /nigeria NIWA appeals to maritime operators over unpaid duesshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancelTHE National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has appealed to maritime operators to remit their relevant dues to the authority to enhance service delivery. The Warri Area Manager of NIWA, Mr Shaba Afeso made the appeal on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Warri. Afeso said that a lot of the authority’s clients were not responding properly in terms of remittance of their dues. According to him, though the authority is committed to providing good services to its clients, that will only be possible when the maritime operators pay their dues promptly. “We are appealing that our clients should pay up their relevant dues to the authority so that we can serve them better and also contribute our quota to the economy. “Most of our clients have no reason not to comply with payment, we appreciate their challenges but they should also appreciate our challenges too,’’ Afeso said. ALSO READ:FRSC to begin enforcement of speed limit devices on private vehicles(Opens in a new browser tab) According to him, the dues include, the use of jetties, registration of any kind of vessel plying the Nigeria waterways. “Others are dues in respect of dredging, Wellhead cleaning, drilling, installation of Wellhead, use of the right of way, registration of water equipment among others,” he added. The NIWA chief also identified the abandonment of wrecked vessels and badges on the waterways as another major challenge the authority is contending with. Afeso said the authority had made a public announcement through mass media in Delta, urging owners of the wrecked vessels to evacuate them but to no avail. “We have informed our clients through radio, television and newspapers in Delta that they should remove their wreckages and we gave them an ultimatum that elapsed in May. “We made them know that when we remove the wreckages for them, it will automatically become the properties of the government. “In the interest of peace, we are still appealing that they should go and remove their wreckages. We have our own checklist of the owners,” he said. Afeso advised the owners to apply to NIWA for verification of ownership of the wreckages, adding that once it was certified, the owner could proceed and evacuate it from the waterways. ALSO READ Ms. Ardern, please say Tarrant’s name loud | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World NewsHe warned that any attempt to circumvent the procedure would attract appropriate sanctions as provided by law. Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:nigeria share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous article‘We’ll Get the Truth’: Jussie Smollett May Be Charged Again After Judge Appoints Special Prosecutornext article5 Reasons Nigeria Will Remain Poverty Capital Until 2023Related PostsNigeria/July 17, 2019 /No Comment Killing Of Fasoranti’s Daughter: Igbo Group Issues Strong Warning To BuhariNigeria/July 17, 2019 /No Comment Rwanda to open embassy in Morocco – Premium Times NigeriaRwanda to open embassy in Morocco – Premium Times NigeriaRwanda to open embassy in Morocco – Premium Times NigeriaOyo government recovers five more vehicles from Ajimobi’s aides – Daily Post NigeriaPSG owner sues over illegal transfer payment claim | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World NewsEPL: Premier League introduces new rules that will affect Chelsea, Man United, Arsenal, others – Daily Post NigeriaRoad crashes claim 49 lives in Lagos in six months -FRSCRoad crashes claim 49 lives in Lagos in six months -FRSCAdverse Effects Of Yoni Pearls For Vagina Detox Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.