Right Group Demands Government Intervention in Onitsha Water ways Property

A Rights group has requested the Federal government and Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to investigate the alleged corruption and impunity ongoing at the Nigeria Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) port Onitsha.
Scores of the right group supporters trooped to the Onitsha river port extensions, to protest what they described as an art of impunity exhibited by an individual, who trades, collect levies on behalf of port authority, evict traders and demolished shops contracted out by acting as the agent to the port authority.  
Addressing journalists at the NIWA Onitsha port entrance gate, the leader of the human right group, Dede Uzor-Dede lamented that the businessman does whatever he likes with the federal government property claiming to be acting on behalf of the port authority.

The right group demands for an urgent probe into the man’s activities as agent to the port authority as well as asking FG to revoke the man’s right as the sole facilitator who decides who erect shops on whose authority levies are paid without recourse to due process being preached by the president Muhammandu Buhari led administration.
Efforts to speak with the NIWA port director Onitsha Uche Amadi was futile as she decline comment on camera, affirmed that decisions made by NIWA was in best interest of the port and for the protection of the country’s facility.
It would be recalled that the new NIWA Managing director, Senator Olorunnibe Mamora recently visited the facility, promised to effect a turnaround change that will revive the port authority.
He lamented that the River Niger was built in 1983, commissioned in 2012 but yet to come up stream to serve as the viable alternative to other major sea ports in Nigeria, adding that most imported good items that enter the country find its way into Onitsha markets..
Bamidele Ajayi, Onitsha, Anambra State



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