The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority Hadiza Bala Usman alongside the Honorable Minister of Transportation Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, yesterday participated in the inaugural board meeting of the proposed Regional Maritime Development Bank at Eko Hotel, Lagos.
The meeting took place under the auspices of the Maritime Organisation of West and Central Africa.
Moments after the meeting, the duo inspected the Lagos Marina in the company of Governor Jide Sanwoolu of Lagos state.
The Minster of Transportation Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi during the inspection revealed that a joint statement will be put out soon by the Federal Government and the Lagos State government, on the uncoordinated barging at the Marina causing lots of traffic in that axis.
“For now, we’ve suspended all barge operation permits pending when each operator will come back to Nigerian Ports Authority, the National Inland Waterways Authority and the Lagos State Government to renew such approvals if necessary”, he said.