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NATIONAL INLAND WATERWAYS AUTHORITY ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART 1

Establishment of thNational InlanWaterways Authority 

SECTION 

  1. Establishment of the National Inland Waterways Authority.
  2. Objectives of the Authority.
  3. Establishment and composition of the Board of the Authority.
  4. Tenure of office of members of the Board.
  5. Remuneration.
  6. Termination of Board membership.
  7. Frequency of Board attendance.

PART ll

Functions and powers

  1. General functions of the Authority.
  2. Other functions and powers of the Authority.

PARTllI

Declaratioof navigablwaterways, etc
 10. Declaration of navigable waterways.

 11.Area under control of the Authority.

  1. Right to land use for navigable purposes including right of way.
  2. Right to land within right of way.

PART IV

Staff of the Authority

  1. Appointment, etc., of the Managing Director.
  2. Appointment of secretary and other staff of the Authority.
  3. Conditions of service of staff.
  4. Application of Pensions Act.

PART V

Financial provisions

  1. Fund of the Authority.
  2. Surplus funds.
  3. Borrowing power

SECTION

  1. Annual estimates, accounts and audit.
  2. Annual reports.

PART VI

Miscellaneous

  1. Offences and penalties.
  2. Power to own land.
  3. Power to accept gifts.
  4. Time limitation of suits against the Authority.
  5. Dissolution of Inland Waterways Department and transfer of assets and liability.
  6. Power to make regulations.
  7. Interpretation.
  8. Short title.

SCHEDULES

FIRST SCHEDULE

Supplementarprovisionrelating tthe Authority

SECOND SCHEDULE

Federal navigable waterways

THIRD SCHEDULE

River ports whose approaches are exempted from the controof thAuthority

FOURTH SCHEDULE

Assets of thDepartment vested in the Authorit

NATIONAL INLAND W ATERW A YS AUTHORITY ACT

An Act to establish the National Inland Waterways Authority with responsibility, 
among other things, to improve and develop inland waterways for Navigation. 
[1997 No. 13.]

[1st January, 1996]

[Commencement.

PART I

Establishment of the National Inland Waterways Authority

  1. Establishment of the National Inland Waterways Authority

(1) There is hereby established a body to be known as the National Inland Waterway
Authority (in this Act referred to as "the Authority").

(2) The Authority shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common
sea
l, and may sue and be sued in its corporate name.

  1. Objectives of the Authority

The objectives of the Authority shall be to-

       (a)       improve and develop inland waterways for navigation;

       (b)       provide an alternative mode of transportation for the evacuation of economic
goods a
nd persons; and

      (c)        execute the objectives of the national transport policy as they concern inland
wa
terways.

  1. Establishment and composition of the Board of the Authority

(1) There is hereby established for the Authority, a Governing Board (in this Act 
referre
d to as "the Board") which shall conduct the affairs of the Authority.

(2) The Board shall consist of-

       (a)       a chairman who shall be appointed by the President on the recommendation of the Minister;

       (b)       the Managing Director of the Authority;

       (c)        one representative of the Federal Ministry of Transport;

       (d)       one representative of the National Planning Commission;

       (e)        one representative of the Federal Ministry of Water Resources; and

       (f)         one representative of each of the following bodies to be appointed by the Minister-

(i) the Council for the Regulation of Engineering Profession in Nigeria;

                     (ii) the Surveyors Council of Nigeria;

 (iii) the Master Mariners;

(iv) the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture;

       (g)       one representative of the Nigerian Ports Authority; and

       (h)       one person to represent public interest to be appointed by the Minister.

(3) The supplementary provisions contained in the First Schedule to this Act shal
have effect with respect to the proceedings of the Board and the other matters mentioned
t
herein.

[First Schedule.]

4. Tenure of office of members of the Board

(I) Subject to the provisions of this Act, a person appointed to be a member of th
Board, not being a public officer, shall hold office for a period of three years from the
d
ate of his appointment and shall be eligible for re-appointment for one further period of
thre
e years.

(2) Any member, not being a public officer, may resign his appointment by a resignation 
letter addressed to the Minister.

5. Remuneration
Members of the Board shall be paid such remuneration and allowances, with the approval 
of the Minister, as are in line with similar Government statutory bodies.

  1. Termination of Board membership 
    Where-

       (a)        it appears to the Minister that a member of the Board should be removed from
off
ice on grounds of misconduct or inability to perform the functions of his office;

       (b)        the Minister is satisfied that the continued presence on the Board of any member
is not in the national interest or interest of the Authority,the Minister shall make a recommendation
to that effect to the President which if approved shall empower the Minister to declare, in writing,
the office of that member vacant.

  1. Frequency of Board attendance

(I) There shall be four ordinary Board meetings in one calendar year.

(2) Without prejudice to section 6 of this Act any member who is absent from two 
consecutive ordinary meetings of the Board shall file his explanation in writing with the 
secretary for consideration by the Board and where the explanation is unacceptable to th
Board the Board may recommend to the Minister that the member be removed, and th
Minister may declare, in writing, such a removal.

PART II

Functions and powers

  1. General functions of the Authority

It shall be the functions of the Authority to-

                               (a)        provide regulations for inland navigation;

       (b)        ensure the development of infrastructural facilities for a national inland water-
ways 
network connecting the creeks and the rivers with the economic centres 
using the river-ports as nodal points for intermodel exchange; and

      (c)        ensure the development of indigenous technical and managerial skill to meet
t
he challenges of modern inland waterways transportation.

  1. Other functions and powers of the Authority

Other functions and powers of the Authority shall be to-

       (a)       undertake capital and maintenance dredging;

       (b)       undertake hydrological and hydrographic surveys;

       (c)       design ferry routes;

       (d)       survey, remove, and receive derelicts, wrecks and other obstructions from in- 
                   land waterways;

       (e)        operate ferry services within the inland waterways system;

       (f)        undertake installation and maintenance of lights, buoys and all navigational
                   aids along water channels and banks;

       (g)        issue and control licences for inland navigation, piers, jetties, dockyards;

       (h)       examine and survey inland water crafts and shipyard operators;

       (i)         grant permit and licences for sand dredging, pipeline construction, dredging of 
                   slots and crossing of waterways by utility lines, water intake, rock blasting and removal;

       (j)         grant licences to private inland waterway operators;

       (k)        approve designs and construction of inland river crafts;

       (l)         approve and control all-

(i) jetties, dockyards, piers within the inland waterways
(ii) advertising within the right-of-way of the waterways;

       (m)      reclaim land within the right-of-way;

       (n)       undertake the construction, administration and maintenance of inland riverports and jetties;

       (0)       provide hydraulic structures for river and dams, bed and bank stabilisationbarrages, groynes;

       (P)       collect river tolls;

       (q)        undertake the production, publication and broadcasting of navigational publications,
                   bulletins and notices, hydrological year books, river charts and river maps;

       (r)        carry out consultancy and contractual services;

       (s)        represent the Government of Nigeria at national and international commission
                    that deal with navigation and inland water transportation;

       (t)         subject to the provisions of the Environmental Impact Assessment Act, carr
                    out environmental impact assessment of navigation and other dredging activities 
                    within the inland water and its right-of-ways;

[Cap. ]

       (v) undertake erection and maintenance of gauges, kilometre boards, horizonta
             and vertical control marks;

       (v)       advise government on all border matters that relate to the inland waters

      (w)       undertake acquisition, leasing and hiring of properties;

      (x)        run cruise boats;

      (y)        carry out boat repairs, boat construction and dockyard services; and

      (z)        clear water hyacinth and other aquatic weeds.

PART III

Declaratioof navigable waterways, ete.

10. Declaration of navigable waterways

The rivers and their tributaries, distributaries, creeks, lakes, lagoons and intra-coasta
waterways specified in the Second Schedule to this Act are hereby declared Federal navigable waterways.

[Second Schedule.]

11. Area under control of the Authority

All navigable waterways, inland waterways, river-ports and internal waters of Nigeria, 
excluding all direct approaches to the ports listed in the Third Schedule to this Act and all 
other waters declared to be approaches to ports under or pursuant to the Nigerian Ports 
Authority Act, up to 250 metres beyond the upstream edge of the quay of such ports, shall 
be under the exclusive management, direction and control of the Authority.

[Third Schedule. Cap. N 126.]

12. Right to land use for navigable purposes including right of way,

(I) Subject to the provisions of the Lands (Title Vesting, etc.) Act, the right of land
u
sage for improvement of navigability and provision of infrastructure shall cover areas o
both banks of the waterways which would be submerged in a flood of 100 years return
p
eriod.

[Cap, L7,]

(2) In case of waterways with steep banks where such flood have no overbank flow,
th
e right of way shall include the areas of land along the waterway measured 100 metres 
perpendicular from the edge of the channel.

13. Right to land within right of way

(I) Notwithstanding the provisions of the Land Use Act or any other enactment, but 
subject to the provisions of the Lands (Title Vesting, etc.) Act, the Authority shall have 
right to all land within the right-of-way of declared waterways and shall use such land in 
the interest of navigation.

[Cap, L5. Cap, L7.
(2) No person including a State shall-

       (a)              obstruct a declared waterway, take sand, gravel or stone from any declared
waterway
; or

       (b)              erect permanent structures within the right-of-way or divert water from a declared waterway;                                                                                                 

        (c)        carry out any of the activities as specified in section 9 of this Act,
without the written consent, approval or permission of the Authority.

PART IV

Staff of the Authority 

14. Appointment, etc., of the Managing Director

(1) There shall be for the Authority a Managing Director who shall be-

       (a)        appointed by the President;

       (b)        the Chief Executive of the Authority.

(2) The Managing Director shall be responsible for-

       (a)       the execution of the policies of the Authority; and

       (b)       the day-to-day running of the affairs of the Authority.

(3) Subject to the provisions of this Act, a person appointed to be the Managing Director 
of the Authority, shall hold office for a period of four years from the date of hi
appointment and may be eligible for re-appointment for a further four-year period.

(4) The Managing Director may be removed by the President on grounds of misconduct or 
inability to perform the functions of his office.

15. Appointment of secretary and other staff of the Authority

(1) The Authority shall appoint a secretary to the Authority who-

       (a)       shall keep records as well as conduct the correspondence of the Authority; and

       (b)       perform such other duties as the Board or the Managing Director may, from 
time to time, direct.

(2) The Authority may appoint such other staff and agents as it deems necessary fo
the efficient performance of its duties under this Act.

16. Conditions of service of staff

(1) The Authority may, with the approval of the Minister, make rules relating generally to the 
conditions of service of the officers and other employees of the Authority, and
w
ithout prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, the rules may provide for-

       (a)        the appointment and disciplinary control of all employees of the Authority; and

       (b)        appeals by such employees against dismissal or other disciplinary measures.

(2) Rules made under subsection (I) of this section need not be published in th
Gazette but the Authority shall bring them to the notice of all affected persons in suc
manner as it may, from time to time, determine.

17. Application of Pensions Act

(1) It is hereby declared that service in the employment of the Authority shall be an 
approved service under the Pensions Act, and accordingly, employees of the Authority
shall, in respect of their services, be entitled to pensions, gratuities and other retirement 
benefits as are prescribed thereunder.

[Cap. P4.J

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (I) of this section, nothing in this
Ac
t shall prevent the appointment of a person to any office on terms which preclude the
gra
nt of a pension and gratuity in respect of that office.

(3) For the purposes of the application of the Pensions Act, any power exercisable
the
reunder by the Minister or authority other than the Federal Government (not being the
power 
to make regulations under section 23 thereof) is hereby vested in and shall be 
exercisable by the Authority and not by any other person or authority.

[Cap. P4.]

(4) Subject to subsection (2) of this section, the Pensions Act shall, in its applicatio
by virtue of subsection (3) of this section to any office, have effect as if the office were in 
the public service of the Federation within the meaning of the Constitution of the Federa
Republic of Nigeria 1999.

[Cap. P4. Cap. C23.
 

PART V 

Financial provisions

18. Fund of the Authority

The Authority shall establish a fund which shall consist of-

      (a)        take-off grants provided to it by the Government for the running expenses of 
the Authority;

      (b)        such sums as may be collected or received by the Authority by way of dues, 
rates and taxes; and

      (c)        such sums as may be collected or received by the Authority from other sources
e
ither in respect of any property vested in the Authority or otherwise howsoever.

19. Surplus funds

The Authority shall have the power to invest its funds, and maintain a general reserve.

20. Borrowing power

(I) The Authority may, with the approval of the Minister, from time to time, borro
such sums as it may require in the exercise of its functions under this Act.

(2) The Authority shall not, without the approval of the Minister, borrow any sum of
money
.

21. Annual estimates, accounts and audit

(I) The Authority shall submit to the Minister, not later than 30 September in eac
year, an estimate of its expenditure and income during the next succeeding year.

(2) The Authority shall keep proper accounts and shall prepare in respect of each year
a sta
tement of audited accounts in such form as the Minister may direct.

(3) The Authority shall as soon as is possible after the end of the year to which th
accounts relate cause its accounts to be audited by qualified auditors appointed by th
Authority from the list and in accordance with the guidelines supplied by the Auditor- 
General for the Federation.

(4) The auditors shall on completion of the audit of the accounts of the Authority for 
each year prepare and submit to the Authority the following two reports that is to say-

      (a)        a general report setting out the observations and recommendations of 
the auditors on the financial affairs of the Authority generally for that year and on an
important matters which the auditors may consider necessary to bring to th
notice of the Authority; and

      (b)        a detailed report containing the observations and recommendations of th
auditors on all aspects of the operations of the Authority for the year.

22. Annual reports

The Authority shall prepare and submit to the President, through the Minister, not 
later than 30 June in each year a report in such form as may be directed on the activities 
of the Authority during the immediately preceding year, and shall include in such report 
copy of the audited account of the Authority for that year and the auditor's report thereon.

PART VI

Miscellaneous

23. Offenceand penaltie

(I) Subject to the provisions of the Lands (Title Vesting, etc.) Act and the Nigerian 
Ports Authority Act any person who wilfully or negligently and without the consent of th
Authority-

[Cap. L7. Cap. N126.]

       (a)       uses the area of land along the waterfront measured 100 metres perpendicular 
from the edge of both banks;

       (b)              obstructs the waterways with rafts, nets, logs, cask of oil, dredgers, barges, 
pipelines, pylons, bridges;

       (c)        takes sand, gravel or stone from the waterways either by manual, hydraulic o
mechanical means;

       (d)              erects or operates permanent structures of any kind such as gauges, jetties, 
piers, wharves, slipway, floating or mobile dry-docks within the waterways;

       (e)        diverts water from the waterways either through suction or canalisation methods;

      (j)         performs hydrographic surveys, seismic surveys, drilling, blasting, underwater
e
ngineering works within the waterways;

       (g)        erects pylon, electricity and telephone or telegraphic cables within or across th
right-of-way of the waterways;

                               (h)       operates river crafts within inland waterways; and

       (i)       damages or tampers with the structures of the Authority, including gauges
buoys, kilometre boards, navigation aids, horizontal and vertical control marks,is guilty of an 
offence under this Act.

(2) A person who is guilty of an offence under subsection (I) of this section is liable
on co
nviction to a fine not exceeding #50,000 or to imprisonment for a period of six
mo
nths or to both such tine and imprisonment and, in the case of a continuing offence, to
an a
dditional fine or # I 00 for every day or part of a day that the offence continues.

(3) With respect to subsection (I) paragraph (c) of this section, the offender shall pay
100 
per cent of the prevailing market price of the sand dredged, or forfeit the sand 
dredged on failure to pay tine.

(4) Where an offence under this Act has been committed by a body corporate or firrn 
or association of individuals, it shall be liable upon conviction to a tine of #200,000 and 
in the case of a continuing offence, to an additional fine of # I ,000 for every day or part 
of a day that the offence continues.

24. Power to own land
The Authority shall have the power to acquire, develop and use landed property.

25. Power to accept gifts

(I) The Authority may accept gifts of land, money or other property, upon such term
and conditions, if any, as may be specified by the person or organisation making the gift.

(2) The Authority shall not accept any gift if the conditions attached by the person or
orga
nisation making the gift are inconsistent with the objectives and functions of the
Autho
rity.

26. Time limitation of suits against the Authority

(I) Notwithstanding anything in any other enactment, no suit against the Authority, a
mem
ber or any staff of the Authority for any act done in pursuance or execution of any
enac
tment or law or any public duty or authority, or in respect of any alleged neglect o
default in the execution of such enactment or law, duty or authority, shall lie or be
instituted in any court unless it is commenced within three months next after the act, neglect o
default complained of or, in the case of a continuance of damage or injury, within three
mont
hs next after the ceasing thereof.

(2) Every member, agent, auditor or staff for the time being of the Authority shall be
inde
mnified out of the assets of the Authority against any liability incurred by him in 
defending any proceeding whether civil or criminal, in which judgment is given in his
favo
ur or in which he is acquitted, if any such proceeding is brought against him in his
capac
ity as such member, agent, auditor or staff as aforesaid.

(3) In any action or suit against the Authority no execution or attachment or process
in the 
nature thereof shall be issued against the Authority, but any sums of money whic
may by the judgment of the court be awarded against the Authority shall, subject to any
directions given by the court where notice of appeal has been given by the Authority in
res
pect of the said judgment, be paid by the Authority from the funds of the Authority.

27. Dissolution of Inland Waterways Department and transfer of assets an
liability

(1) The Inland Waterways Department of the Federal Ministry of Transport (in thi
section referred to as "the Department") is hereby dissolved.

(2) By virtue of this Act, there shall be vested in the Authority immediately at th
commencement of this Act, without further assurance, all assets, funds, resources and
ot
her moveable or immovable property which immediately before the commencement of 
this Act were vested in the Department.

(3) As from the commencement of this Act-

      (a)               all rights, interests, obligations and liabilities of the Department 
existing immediately before the commencement of this Act under any contract or instrument or at 
law or in equity shall by virtue of this Act be assigned to and bvested in the Authority;

      (b)        in addition to the assets, rights and interests vested in the Authority under thi
paragraph, the assets described in the Fourth Schedule to this Act shall b
vested in the Authority by virtue of this Act and without further assurance;

      (c)               any contract or instrument as mentioned in sub-paragraph (aof this paragraph
s
hall be of the same force and effect against or in favour of the Authority and
s
hall be enforceable as fully and effectively as if, instead of the Department
the Authority had been named therein or had been a party thereto.

(4) Any proceeding or cause of action pending or existing immediately before th
commencement of this Act by or against the Department in respect of any rights, interest
obligation or liability of the Department may be commenced, continued or enforced by o
against the Authority as if this Act had not been made.

(5) Notwithstanding the provisions of this Act but subject to such directives as ma
be issued by the Authority, any person who immediately before the commencement of thi
Act held office in the Department shall be deemed to have been transferred to th
Authority, on terms and conditions not less favourable than those obtaining immediatel
before the commencement of this Act; and service under the Department shall be deeme
to be service under the Authority for purposes of pension.

(6) Any licence, permit or other approved issued or granted or deemed to be issued or 
granted by the Department shall during its duration be deemed for all purposes to b
granted by the Authority under this Act.

(7) The Minister may within twelve months after the commencement of this Act, by
o
rder published in the Gazettemake additional transitional or saving provisions for th
better carrying out of the objectives of this section.

28. Power to make regulations

(1) The Authority may, with the approval of the Minister, make regulations for dues
rates and charges for the following purposes-

       (a) use of warehouses;

(b) sale of sand;

(c) ground rents;

(d) sale of hydrological year book;

(e) sale of hydrological data;

(fsale of hydrological charts and river maps;

(g) sand search;

(hdredging permit;

(i) piers licences;

(j) examination fees;

(kre-certification fees;

      (I)   operators licences;

      (m)  survey fees for river crafts;

      (n)   slipway and dockyard services;

      (0)   utilities rates within dockyard and river ports;

(P)   river guide dues and rates;

(q)   harbour dues and rates;

(r)     property rents;

     (s)     boat licences;

     (t)      berthing fees;

     (u)    ferry fares and tariffs.

(2) Subject to this Act, the Authority may, with the approval of the Minister also
make 
regulations generally for the regulation of users of navigable waterways and suc
other regulations as appear to him to be expedient for giving full effect to the provisions
of this Ac
t.

29. Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-

"Authority" means the National Inland Waterways Authority established under section I of this Act;

"baseline" means the low water mark along the coast of Nigeria;

"Department" means the Inland Waterways Department of the Federal Ministry of
Transport;

"dues" include river craft dues and harbour dues;

"internal water" means all waters on the landward side of the baseline of the territorial sea;

"inland waterways" includes all waterways, river, creeks, lakes, tidelands, lagoons
below t
he low water baseline;

"jetty" means a jetty, pier, wharf of whatever description, including a jetty used as a
f
loating dock, stationary or mobile dock, wharf or pier erected or extending beyond high
water 
mark or ordinary spring tide, and pontoon moored within the inland water system 
used as a jetty, wharf or pier as well as those extended into water of any navigable channel;

"Minister" means the Minister charged with responsibility for matters relating to
t
ransport;

"misconduct" means an act which is against set rules and regulations;

"navigation channel" means any channel where navigation is possible;

"navigational aids" means a floating light, mark or sign used as an aid to navigation
a
nd includes a lighthouse;

"rates" means rates or charges levied by the Authority by virtue of this Act;

"return period" means the highest level of flood expected to occur once in a hundred
years; 

"river craft" includes any vessel, barge or lighter, canoe, boat or tug of any kind
w
hatsoever towed or self-propelled by any type of motor or otherwise;

"river guide" means a person providing pilotage to navigation to river craft who ha
conduct thereof;

"warehouse" includes any building, place, container, river craft when used by the 
Authority for the purpose of warehousing or depositing or safe keeping of goods.

30. Short title 

This Act may be cited as the National Inland Waterways Authority Act.

SCHEDULES

FIRST SCHEDULE
[Section 3 (3).)

Supplementary provisionrelatinto the Authority

Proceedings of thBoard

1. Subject to this Act and section 27 of the Interpretation Act (which provides for decisions
of 
a statutory body to be taken by a majority of its members and for the person presiding a
any meeting when a vote is ordered to have a second or casting vote), the Board may mak
standing orders regulating its proceedings or that of any of its committee thereof.

[Cap. 123)

2. Every meeting of the Board shall be presided over by the chairman or, if the chairman is
un
able to attend a particular meeting, the members present at the meeting shall elect one 
person amongst them to preside at the meeting.

3. The quorum at a meeting of the Board shall consist of the chairman (or, in an appropriat
case, the person presiding at the meeting pursuant to paragraph 2 of this Schedule) and fiv
other members.

4Where in any special occasion the Board desires to obtain the advice of any person on an
particular matter, it may co-opt that person to be a member for as many meetings as may b
necessary, and that person while so co-opted shall have all the rights and privileges of a 
member except that he shall not be entitled to vote.

Committees

5. (I) Subject to its standing orders, the Board may appoint such number of standing and ad 
hoc committees as it thinks fit to consider and report on any matter with which the Authorit
or Board is concerned.

(2) A committee appointed under this paragraph shall be presided over by a member o
the Board and shall be made up of such number of persons (not necessarily members of th
Board) as may be determined by the Board.

(3) The quorum of any committee set up by the Board shall be as may be determined by 
the Board.

6. (I) Where standing orders made pursuant to paragraph I of this Schedule provide for a 
committee of the Board to consist of persons who are not members of the Board, the 
committee may advise the Board on any matter referred to it by the Board.

(2) The decision of a committee shall be of no effect until it is confirmed by the Board.

Miscellaneous

7. The fixing of the seal of the Authority shall be authenticated by the signature of th
chairman of the Board or that of the Managing Director.

8. Any contract or instrument which, if made by a person not being a body corporate, would
n
ot be required to be under seal may be made or executed on behalf of the Authority by th
Managing Director or by any other person generally or specially authorised to act for that 
purpose by the Board.

9. Any document purporting to be a contract, instrument or other document duly signed or 
sealed on behalf of the Authority shall be received in evidence and shall, unless the contrary i
proved, be presumed without further proof to have been so signed or sealed.

10. The validity of any proceedings of the Board or of a committee of the Board shall not b
affected-

(aby any vacancy in the membership of the Board, or of the committee; or

(bby any defect in the appointment of a member of the Board or any committee thereof.

11. Any member of the Board or a committee of the Board who has a personal interest in an
contract or arrangement entered into or proposed to be considered by the Board or committee
s
hall forthwith disclose his interest to the Board or the committee and shall not vote on an
question relating to the contract or arrangement.

12No member of the Board shall be personally liable for any act or omission done or mad
in good faith while engaged in the business of the Board.

SECOND SCHEDULE
[Section 10.]

Federal navigablwaterways

1. The River Niger from the NigerianJNiger/Benin border, through the Nun and Forcados 
distributaries to the Atlantic Ocean.

2. The River Benue from the Nigerian/Cameroun border to its confluence with River Niger
a
t Lokoja.

3. The Cross River from the Nigerian/Cameroun border to the Atlantic Ocean, and all it
distributaries.

4. Rivers Sokoto, Kaduna, Geriny, Gongola, Taraba, Donga, Katsina-Ala, Anambra, Ogun
Oluwa, Osse, Benin, Imo, Kwa Tho.

5. The Intra-coastal route from Badagry, along the Badagry Creek to Lagos, through Lagos 
Lagoon to Epe, Lekki Lagoon to Iwopin, along Omu Creek, Talifa River to Atijere, Akata
Aboto, Oluwa River to Okitipupa and onto Gbekebo, Arogbo, Of un am a, Benin Creek t
Warri. Also the canal running from Araromi through Aiyetoro, Imelumo to Benin River and
f
rom Aiyetoro through Mahin Lagoon to Igbokoda.

6. The waterway from Warri along the Forcados River, through Frukana, Siama, Bomadi
Angalabiri, Patani, Torofani, down River Nun to Agberi, Kiama, Sabagreia, Gbaran Creek, 
Agudama, Ekpetional into Ekole Creek to Yanaka, Yenegoa, Sangata to Mbiakpaba, ont
Okokokiri, Of ok pot a, Olagaga, Nembe, Adema, Agoribiri Creek to Egbema, Degema, Som
breiro River to Hanya Town, Ogbakiri to Port Harcourt.

7The waterway from Port Harcourt, through Amadi Creek down Bonny River, into Opob
Channel Adoni River, through Andoni Flats. Tellifer Creek, Imo River, Shooter Creek, Kw
Tho Creek, Kwa Ibo River, Stubbs Creeks, Widenham Creek, Effiat-Mbo Creek, Cross River 
estuary to Oron and Calabar.

8. Rivers Benin, Ethiope, Ossiomo, Onne, Aba, Azumini, Olomum, Siluko, Talifa, Forcados, 
Penington, Escravos, Warri, Ramos, Dodo, Bonny, Middleton, Fishtown, Sengana, Brass o
Nicholas, Santa Barbara, San Batholomew, Sambriero, New Calabar, Mbo, Rio del Rey, 
Uruan, Akwayafe.

9. Creeks Odiama, Agamama Tora, Nembe, Krakama, Buguma, Bille, Finima, New Calabar,
Eko
le, Cawthpme Channel, Ikane-Bakassi, Omu, Kwato (Gwato], Adagbrassa, Chananomi,
Okpoko, Jones Kulama, Ikebiri, Nikorogba, Sagbama, Egbedi, Kolo, Laylor, Hughes Channel.

10. Lakes Mahin, Oguta, Osiam Ehoma.

11.The Orashi River from Oguta Lake to Ebocha, Omoku, Kreigani, Moiama, Okariki, Egberna,
S
ombreiro River.

12. Lake Chad, that part within Nigeria.

THIRD SCHEDULE
[Section II.]

River portwhose approaches are exemptefrothe control of the Authorit
I. Lagos.

  1. Port Harcourt.
  2. Warri.
  3. Calabar.
  4. Burutu.
  5. Akassa.
  6. Bonny.
  7. Degema.
  8. Forcados.
  9. Koko Town.

FOURTH SCHEDULE
[Section 27.]

Assets of thDepartment vestein the Authority

I. Property.

  1. Buildings.
  2. Dockyards.
  3. Lands.
  4. Office equipment.
  5. Machinery and plants.
  6. Boats and ferries, including:

       (

    I) B/V Anam.

(2) B/V Bajibo.

(3) B/V Nembe.

(4) B/V Lekki.

(5) B/V Numan.

(6) MIF Apapa.

(7) MIF Calabar.

(8) MIF Baro.

(9) MIF Yelwa.

(10) WfB Jebba.

(11) Mff Tiga Dam.

(12) MID Yenaka.

(13) MID Itobe.

(14) MISiama

(15) MID Obosi.

(16MID Shetland.

(17) MIF Orono

(18) MlLokoja.

(19) W/B Maroko

(20) W/B Jamata.

(21) MIF Effiat-Mbo

(22) MIF Idah.

(23) MIF Asaba.

(24) MIF Ibi.

(25) MIF Yola.

(26) MIF New Bussa. 

(27) MIF Onitsha.

(28) MIF Donga.

(29) MIF Warri.

(30) M/T Kainji Dam

(31BN Varvil.

(32BN Cosmos.

(33) WfB Yauri.

(34) SN Woodcock. 

(35SN Woodpecker.

(36) SIL Woodpegeon

(37) MIL Wagtail.

(38) MIL Wood lack

 

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