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RIVER NIGER TRANSIT ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

SECTION

1. Right of vessel and goods to pass throuugh Nigeria in transit via the   the River Niger

2. Power to make regulations.

3. Interpretation

4. Short title

An Act to make provision for the passing of vessels and of goods in transit between
the sea and places beyond Nigeria, 
via the River Niger or in the case of goods
partly 
via the River Niger and partly by land.

[1924 No. 24.]

[7th August, 1924]

[ Cornmencement.]

  1. Right of vessels and goods to pass through Nigeria in transit via the River Niger 
    Vessels and goods may pass in transit between the sea and places beyond Nigeria via 
    the River Niger or, in the case of goods, partly via the River Niger and partly by land,
    subject to such regulations as may for the time being be in force under this Act.
  2. Power to make regulations

The Minister may make regulations prescribing the conditions under which vessels
and goods may pass in transit between the sea and places beyond Nigeria via the River
Niger or, in the case of goods, partly via the River Niger and partly by land, and may
impose a penalty not exceeding a fine of four hundred naira or imprisonment for a term
of six months or both for any breach of such regulations.

  1. Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-

"Minister" means the Minister charged with responsibility for Transport;

"River Niger" includes the River Niger and all its effluents, branches and outlets
within Nigeria.

  1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the River Niger Transit Act.

SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

No Subsidiary Legislation