By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi on Tuesday met Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other relevant maritime stakeholders over the defacing of the Marina.
Speaking after the meeting, Amaechi said that it was agreed that all private operators should cease their operations until their licenses were renewed as a way forward towards resolving such challenges.
According to the statement signed by the Media Assistant to the Minister of Transportation, Mrs Taiye Elebiyo-Edeni, the meeting was held at the State House in Lagos after which they inspects the barge at Marina.
“The meeting agreed that all Maritime activities by private operators should cease until they renew their licenses and NPA should stop issuing barge operations permits pending when each person will come back to NPA, NIWA and Lagos State Government to renew such approvals.
” The decision was reached because they are defacing the Marina and we need to stop that,” he said.
However, Gov. Sanwo-Olu said that some of the approval for barge came from the Federal Ministry of Work and Housing stating that they would take up the issue with the ministry.
“We will also be talking to the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing because we understand that some approvals came from them, so we will also take up that responsibility. “