By Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja
The Managing Director, National Inland Waterway Authority (NIWA), Mr. George Moghalu has reiterated the commitment of waterway authority to ensure the smooth operation of efficient waterways transportation system in the Country.
Moghalu stated that the importance of the waterways transportation system can not be overemphasized, noting that apart from the fact that it is very cheap and safe, it will continue to boost commercial activities along the coastal lines and as well as growing the Nigeria economy.
This was contained in press statement issued and signed by the Acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mr. Jibril Darda’u on the triple awards of excellence performance bestowed on the NIWA Managing Director, Mr.George Moghalu by different media outfits
According to the statement, the triple honours all came in in one month (December 2020) in recognition of the Managing Director’s tremendous achievements and contributions to the development of Inland Waterways sector, nation-building and selfless services to humanity.
The awards received by Managing Firector, NIWA are Maritime Chief Executive Officer to Watch, Maritime Personality of the year 2020 and Award of Lifetime Achievement of the year 2020.
While responding to the three awards, the Managing Director NIWA Chief Dr George Moghalu expressed gratitude to the media for closely monitoring his achievements for the past one year in office and his humanitarian services to Nigerians which led to these awards.
“I see it as a scorecard of successes so far.” Definitely, this will motivate me to strive and do more to achieve all the mandates given to him by Mr President to transform the Inland Waterways transportation system in the country and also build confidence in Nigerians that he can do better when given any responsibility,” he stressed.