1.There is a seasonal fall in water level in rivers especially Niger and Benue Rivers which become nearly dry during summer. In Nigeria, Water is widely regarded as the most essential of natural resources, yet freshwater systems are directly threatened by human activities and stand to be further affected by anthropogenic climate change. millennium Development Goal (MDGs)" Conference proceeding of 2 nd National However, several other ports dotted along the 300km of inland waterways include: Onitsha, Oguta, Opobo, Lokoja, Baro, Jebba etc. the road network in Ikeja Nigeria. Eromosele Abiodun writes that the failed concession, inept leadership at Nigerian Inland Waterways Authority means that improving the utilisation of the inland waterways for transportation will continue to be a mirage. Conference proceedings of the Nigerian Society of Engineers National Engineering conference tagged, Ogunbajo, A. the Ijegun-Egba jetty, Ebute-Ojo ferry terminal, Badore ferry terminal, Mile-2 ferry terminal, Osborne ferry terminal and the Ikorodu ferry terminal. facilities such as Floor spaces, Car park, Bus park, Fuel Dump, Slip way, Retail outlets (Shops, banking Hall, restaurant etc.) "Pause and reflect on the import and export statistics in terms of numerous trade opportunities and the never- ending operations on the Nigerian coastal ways nationwide. Just about 33.02% of this total land area remains arable (land good for farming). Before we get to factors such as bad … Most of the paved roads networks have lost their asphalt surface and are in very bad shape. Creation of navigable routes along canal path for inland waterway transportation. Infrastructure, Information, Integration, International Conference of Logistics. Lagos State through her agency should re-activate the non-function boat building outfit in, The government agency should provide navigation compass to all operators with training. Will Prosecute Boat Operators Who Fail To Provide Passengers Inland waterways consist of navigable rivers, lakes, coastal creeks, lagoons and canals. The MD appealed to Lagos residents to desist from dumping refuse and open defecation on water as such practice could impede movement on waterways adding that efforts were underway for mechanised clearing. (Omotosho, 2007). A majority of these drivers were characterized as “slow” acting processes as compared to rapidly changing drivers. 33% respectively by questionnaires survey tops the list of the challenges plaguing the industry. Trade were exchanged with European ships through the creeks and rivers through specia… Hence government and private investors should take into consideration the recommendation as to. For example, State Water Agencies are massively overstaffed. The jetties and terminals have several. http://web.laswa-ng.com/news, Oil Firms Donate 2,400 Life Jackets to LASG, LASWA, (2015b, 5 August). The former Managing Director of NIWA and now Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha had in 2017 announced that the agency was inching closer to the final concessioning of the Onitsha, Lokoja, Baro and Oguta River ports. Among developed countries, the United States’ utilisation of health legal preparedness is the most Intermodal co-ordination and policy issues. This mode of transportation also has the potential to […] B., (2011a). and socioeconomic drivers of change within the Volta River Basin, West Africa. that they spend an average of 45-60 minutes traveling same distance. This problem is particularly acute in northern Nigeria, where only 30 percent of the population has access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. Oil Firms Donate 2,400 Life Jackets to LASG. (2010). (LASWA, 2015e), The government agency should enforce safety policies, Organize periodic training for water crafts operators to ensure rules observance and. Industry watchers and analysts have argued that with efficient control systems, the Nigerian Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) could function appropriately to make economic fortunes. Water transport is slow and therefore, unsuitable for passenger movement, except for holiday and tourist traffic where time is not a constraint or where other forms of transport are not available. This, she said, would enable the authority monitor the number of approved vessels plying certain route, which would make for safety of the waterways. (28%) and improvement of terminal (23%) as revealed in Table 5 above. "However, the initiatives and strategies forecasted for the future still does not move a foot if the problem of enforcement geometrically progresses due to the infallible and unchangeable management governing the corridors of power in this sector, seeing actually that most of them still lack the rudimentary understanding of its existence and likewise its operationality," said the industry analyst. Such transport or activities over waterways is especially effective when the source and/or destination are a water front location, which is a main infrastructural advantage that regularly needed to be trained, maintained and upgraded, of which Nigeria is specially blessed with such infrastructure as waterways unlike the hinterland states," said a player in the industry. 1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM The present issues and challenges of water transportation in our country Nigeria is listed as follows which prompted to this core course of this research work. LASWA, (2015b, 5 August). The extracts of the questionnaires administered on the passengers, the operators and regulators of, water transportation system are hereunder presented in order to evaluate the present situation of, water transportation service in Lagos. Water transport scores a distant second to road transport, with an average share of about 1.6 per cent of Nigeria’s gross domestic product. 3. 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE TRANSPORT SECTOR IN NIGERIA. Conference proceedings of the Nigerian Society of Engineers National Engineering Others believe the growth of the sector is expected when the dredging activities on in the nation's inland waterways are concluded. Objective: This paper examines recent trends regarding public health legal preparedness for emergencies and The State Government through her agencies, Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority and Lagos State Waterways Authority need to create the required enabling environment, for the much discussed Public Private Participation in terms of financial backing to encourage investment in waterways. onboard in case of breakdown and prompt accident response. relevant bodies that are responsible for water transportation. Women's Rights Campaigner Musu Bakoto Sawo - African of the Year, At Last, Nigeria Govt’s 774,000 Jobs-for-Youth Scheme Takes Off, Nigeria, Niger Embark on New Rail Venture, Biopic on Notorious Nigerian Ex-Robber Shina Rambo in the Works. Traffic situation in Lagos state is chaotic and socioeconomically unfriendly due to problems in her Multi-modal transportation system. it focuses on independent legislation and creation of conditions optimal to promoting an effective emergency Lagos, the former political and current commercial capital of Nigeria, began to expand at a alarming pace during the oil boom of the 1970s. Infrastructure, Information, Integration, International Conference of Logistics licensing of operators to be dependent on continuous re-training. The ancillary sector of boat building industry also generates employment through active engagement of the youths in welding and fabrication process. B., Akinpelu T. A. and Odubela C. A, Civil Engineering Department, Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Lagos, Corresponding author: wasiahh2000@yahoo.com, cities by 2025, with a projected population of almost 20, in Lagos metropolis. Since the 1990s, however, the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has taken a number of initiatives, including capital and infrastructure improvement, channels dredging and maintenance and installation of safety facilities to turn the sector around. The peninsular rivers flowing westwards meet the sea through estuaries. Adopting elements of the health legal preparedness model is recommended. science/medicine, and suspicions over the possible ulterior motives of donors have in some cases led to resistance from those that global health interventions are seeking to help. It is an established fact that inland waterways facilitates commerce, promotes wealth creation, poverty alleviation, and creates job opportunities for youths within such regions. The LASWA boss said operators would be given a period to comply with the new guidelines after which government would begin strict enforcement of the guidelines adding that LASWA would employ more water guards to enhance patrol on waterways. Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority - Background, International Research and Capacity Building, Nigerian Society of Engineers National Engineering. AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. Water transport scores a distant second to road transport, with an average share of about 1.6 per cent of Nigeria’s gross domestic product. List of major problems of air transportation in Nigeria and possible solutions. The total number of passenger that patronizes the sea ports is estimated at 35000 per annum. Cocoa production is plagued with several constraints including insects pest (e.g. 2. She said the authority is working closely with the Marine Police in order to beef up the security and also, curb illegal access on the waterways adding that plans were underway to ensure that jetties and boat operators not licensed by the state government were not allowed to operate on the waterways. Africa; the dominant species of economic importance in Ghana are Distantiella theobroma (Distant) and Sahlbergella singularis Haglund. He noted that the issue of inadequate manpower and obsolete equipment at the port would be addressed, adding that some operations at the Dockyard may be leased to the private sector. She stated that the new guidelines would focus on the quality of boats, size of the boat, size of the engine, and general safety for commuters. Source: Adapted by Authors from DFID Factsheet, 2005. Financing of Urban Water Supply Institutions . Nigeria needs to tackle the challenge its infrastructure problems by providing the proper funding and cracking down on the embezzlement of public funds earmarked for infrastructure. Water Draft (depth), and security. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us. Therefore, the problem of contamination is not completely solved even for the Nigerian fishng industry and further studies (or regulations) are needed. scenarios. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct. More than 60 per cent of America's grain exports, about 22 per cent of domestic petroleum products and 20 per cent of the coal used in electricity generation is ferried via America's water transportation system. Industry analysts therefore, wonder why the federal and states government cannot take advantage of the huge opportunity in the sector to create jobs. For inland water transportation to meaningfully impact the national economy in terms of cheap and affordable transportation, it is imperative to ensure that about 3,000 km … The chapter argues that colonial narratives and post-colonial counter-narratives affect the perceptions of both donors and recipients in global health and that, in some cases, this can create significant resistance to these efforts—even if they are intended to be genuinely humanitarian in nature. This coastal city of nearly 10 million people by the 2006 national census, now serves as the transportation hub for greater West Africa; with an annual growth rates in excess of 6%, Lagos will rank amongst the list of the world's largest cities by 2025, with a projected population of almost 20 million people. in agreement of the high cost while 28% disagrees, the road transport despite the hectic traffic; while a, because of the time advantage. This contributes to high prevalence of waterborne diseases, threatens the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, and contributes to low levels of school enrollment, especially among girls. http://web.laswa-, LASWA, (2015c, 11 August). identified inconsistency and incoherence. (LASWA, 2015d), The news of the recent report of a mishap to a boat from Oke Ira Nla in Ajah en-route to Bayeku, in Ikorodu on Friday 25th of September 2015, the report has it that the boat has 20 passengers, and 2 crews, all wearing life jacket; but late response could be responsible for the five (5) death, after been rushed to the general hospital, but 17 rescued alive. Virtually all the state governments with this geographical advantage are engaged in subtle regulatory or supremacy battle with the federal government. Ebola outbreak. The Omega Man, Colonialism, and Global Health. The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has picked up from where his predecessor stopped in calling for greater use of the ‘dredged’ River Niger and the nation’s vast inland waterways. Retrieved from http://www.plosmedicine.org, Accessed. advanced, including the creation of a model comprising four elements: law, competencies, information, and Results: The importance of PHLP has grown during the past decade and focuses mainly on infection�disease The need of considering the inland waterways transportation problem as a mechanical engineering problem is emphasized. © 2008-2021 ResearchGate GmbH. AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa - aggregating, producing and distributing 600 news and information items daily from over 130 African news organizations and our own reporters to an African and global public. system response. Interventions in the name of ‘global health’ are often seen as an unproblematic good but the dynamics of donor-recipient relationships can be far from simple. Water systems are affected by intensive agricultural activities; urban development, industrialization and unplanned engineering Study of Abule-Egba Landfill, International Research and Capacity Building why the boats have out ride the use of ferries in terms of time of travel on water. B., (2011b). Water transport is slow and therefore, unsuitable for passenger movement, except for holiday and tourist traffic where time is not a constraint or where other forms of transport are not available. Kamson also revealed that new safety rules for the growth of water transportation sector in the state were underway as various challenges are being encountered by LASWA on the waterways. B., (2011b). Nigeria has a total land area of about 923,768sq.km (about 1.5% of which is covered by water) with about 853km of coastline. 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All rights reserved. The former Managing Director, LASWA, Abisola Kamson, said the number of people that ply the state's waterways has grown rapidly over the years and measures are being put in place to strengthen the authority's water guards to enforce safety rules. ISBN (print): 978-0-7844-1139-1, Lagos Offers 3,500 Safety Jackets To Boat Operators, LASWA, (2015a, 17 April). Improve the efficiency of your sales cycle with our CRM Software Register Now Epe area, to improve the technical capacity of boat construction and create more job by. Nigeria’s Water Availability: Nigeria definitely has problems with accessibility to clean drinking water.Although 27 million new Nigerians have gained access to clean drinking water since 1990, only 47 percent of the population can access safe water right now .The biggest water shortages come in rural Northern Nigeria where only 30 percent of the population can access clean water. developing states, studies that focused on regulations and laws activated in health systems during emergencies, Will Prosecute Boat Operators Who Fail To Provide Passengers, LASWA, (2015d). She said the water guards of the authority provided statistics on daily basis on the number of passengers plying the jetties in the state, saying that many people were now used to commuting on the waterways and that the number still kept on growing. Waterways transportation system in Lagos: problems and prospects. t of steering cable and possibly over-speeding by the captain. 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