The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has pledged its water buses, patrol boats and other watercraft for use by relevant agencies in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement on Tuesday, by the Spokesman of NIWA, Mr Jibril Dard’au, this gesture is in addition to the donation of N10m by the agency towards the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.
According to the statement, “Further to our earlier financial contributions, the Managing Director, National Inland Waterways Authority, Chief Dr George Moghalu, has authorised the release of the Authority’s water-buses, security patrol boats and other craft for use by relevant states and Federal agencies in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
“These crafts are useful for moving personnel and materials to and from the riverine communities, as well as maintaining security on our inland waterways.
“Dr Moghalu further urges all waterways users to observe safety precautions, social distancing and other guidelines as given by the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, in order to stay safe in these trying times.”