Minister of Transportation, Rt Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has promised an
investigation into the cause of water accidents around Magazine Point, Marina, Lagos.
Amaechi stated this, weekend, at the 2021 Lagos Yacht Club Governor’s Cup, where he
was intimated of the water accidents around the area, while honouring his invitation as
Governor Emeritus and Minister of Transportation.
Presenting the Cup to the winner of the championship, Amaechi congratulated the
Yacht club for their long history in Nigeria, and promised to investigate the cause of
water accidents around the Bridge close to the Yatch club at Magazine point.
“This place is a part of history that I never knew about, hearing that this place started in
- I’ve always passed here, without knowing what danger that construction (the
bridge) poses to Nigerians, but being here today, I’ve learnt that there have been
accidents here and there. I’m not sure it’s from the Federal Ministry of Transportation.
I’ll have to find out, and I’ve asked the Club to do us a letter so that we can investigate
what’s going on there.
“We are not in charge of bridges, we are in charge of water. Our responsibility is to
ensure that all those who use water, use them safely. The National Inland Waterways
Authority (NIWA) argues that this place belongs to them and it truly belongs to them,
because when it comes to who collects the money for this place, the law says inland
waterways. And this is inland water, this is not the sea,” Amaechi said.
Commodore of the Lagos Yacht club, John Shidiak thanked the Minister for his concern
and presented him an honorary membership card of the Lagos Yacht Club.
Director, Press & PR
November 14, 2021