By Ahmad Muhammad
Federal Government of Nigeria has directed multi-faceted inter-agency collaboration while advancing safety measure approaches to bring to an end re-occurance of boat mishap in the country.
Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN made this known on Saturday in Warra, Ngaski Local Government, Kebbi State while on condolance and sympathy visit over recent boat mishap that affected over a hundred people in the area.
“On behalf of the Federal Government and indeed the Government of President Muhammadu Buhari, let me express deep and sincere sympathy of the Government of the Federation of Nigeria to the people of Warra, Ngaski Local Government and Kebbi State Government over this unfortunate incidence,” Malami said.
According to Malami, the Federal Government will certainly work with the Kebbi State Government to bring about institutional arrangements to eliminate reoccurance of such incidents.
Malami said there was the need for mutual collaboration among Nigerian Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Nigerian Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) to address the incidence.
He said it was out of the desire to address related issues the Federal Government established Hydroelectric Power Producing Area Development Communication (HYPPADEC). Malami through his Non Governmental organisation of Khadimiyya Initiative for Justice and Development donated bags of rice to each of the affected families and two million naira for them.