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NEWS UPDATE: ‘We’re not in charge of bridges’ – Amaechi vows to investigate cause of water accidents in Lagos

NEWS UPDATE: ‘We’re not in charge of bridges’ – Amaechi vows to investigate cause of water accidents in Lagos

Government minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has promised to investigate the cause of the accidents around Mag Dot in the Marina area of Lagos.

Amaechi, in a statement by his Managing director of Press and Public Relations, Mr Eric Ojiekwe, made the pledge on Lord’s Day at the conclusion of a title organised by the Lagos Yacht Lodge.

The government minister, patch presenting the social club’s Governor’s Loving cup to the winner, asked the direction to formally write to his ministry building on the accidents.

“I have passed hither, without knowing what danger the interpretation of the bridge poses to Nigerians, but beingness hither nowadays, I have learnt that there have been accidents hither and there.

“I am not certain it is from the Federal Ministry building of Transport. I will have to regain out and I have asked the social club to send us a letter of the alphabet so that we can investigate what’s going on there.

“We are not in charge of bridges, we are in charge of body of water. Our responsibleness is to ensure that all those who utilization body of water, utilization them safely.

“The National Inland Waterways Dominance (NIWA) argues that this location belongs to them and it genuinely belongs to them.

“When it comes to who collects the money for this location, the law says inland waterways, and this is inland body of water, this is not the sea,” Amaechi said.

The government minister also congratulated the yacht social club for its long history in Nigeria.

“This location is a division of Nigeria’s history that I never knew in relation to. I learnt that this location started in 1932,“ he said.

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