The Federal Government hopes to reverse this and has recently signed N34.8bn contract for the dredging of the Lower Niger. 1.There is a seasonal fall in water level in rivers especially Niger and Benue Rivers which become nearly dry during summer. 33% respectively by questionnaires survey tops the list of the challenges plaguing the industry. Industry analysts therefore, wonder why the federal and states government cannot take advantage of the huge opportunity in the sector to create jobs. Conference urban Regional Planning Department, Yaba College of Technology, Understanding the nature and relative importance of various drivers of change is crucial for sustainable management of natural resources and in prioritizing management efforts, allocating limited resources, and understanding cumulative effects. The implications of these results for sustainable water resources management and agricultural production are discussed. The LASWA boss said operators would be given a period to comply with the new guidelines after which government would begin strict enforcement of the guidelines adding that LASWA would employ more water guards to enhance patrol on waterways. The chapter argues that colonial narratives and post-colonial counter-narratives affect the perceptions of both donors and recipients in global health and that, in some cases, this can create significant resistance to these efforts—even if they are intended to be genuinely humanitarian in nature. http://web.laswa-ng.com/news, Millennium Development Goal Sustainability Challenges: A Case Study of Abule-Egba Landfill, Ogunbajo, A. The need of considering the inland waterways transportation problem as a mechanical engineering problem is emphasized. onboard in case of breakdown and prompt accident response. the Ijegun-Egba jetty, Ebute-Ojo ferry terminal, Badore ferry terminal, Mile-2 ferry terminal, Osborne ferry terminal and the Ikorodu ferry terminal. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. investment in inland water transportation and inland shipping capacity grows continuously. The jetties and terminals have several. "Pause and reflect on the import and export statistics in terms of numerous trade opportunities and the never- ending operations on the Nigerian coastal ways nationwide. Mirids were sampled from various cocoa farms using the visual hand-height assessment method. This problem is particularly acute in northern Nigeria, where only 30 percent of the population has access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. The extracts of the questionnaires administered on the passengers, the operators and regulators of, water transportation system are hereunder presented in order to evaluate the present situation of, water transportation service in Lagos. This list may not reflect recent changes . There is almost no state in Nigeria without abandoned water projects or one whose construction has gone on forever, creating a veritable opening for fraud, assuring the continued suffering of many. With Life Jacket -MD. Get the latest in African news delivered straight to your inbox. The NIWA boss also visited two jetties in Yenegoa, Bayelsa State, and promised the people of the state that the two jetties would be put into use very soon. (LASWA, 2015c), not been able to connect the two modes seamlessly. However in a part of the sudanic zones of West Africa, the previous years' cereal harvest does not always suffice to prevent severe food intake restrictions before the next harvest. All rights reserved. For inland water transportation to meaningfully impact the national economy in terms of cheap and affordable transportation, it is imperative to ensure that about 3,000 km … Table 3: Components of the water and sanitation problem in Nigeria . Table 6: Average travel time on waterways route. (10) The government agency should control movement of craft at all jetties, to avoid. (LASWA, 2015a), The private companies also assist in the bid to make waterways safer as it was reported that, 2,400 life jackets were donated just donated in August, 2015 by Total Nigeria Ltd., Nigeria, National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Emo Exploration and Production Ltd. The movement of goods and services along inland waterways is one of the oldest means of transporting goods and services from point to point. He noted that the issue of inadequate manpower and obsolete equipment at the port would be addressed, adding that some operations at the Dockyard may be leased to the private sector. mirids) and diseases (e.g. and socioeconomic drivers of change within the Volta River Basin, West Africa. weather condition including flooding and high sea/ocean tides. Syphoning of public funds by contractors and public officials. t of steering cable and possibly over-speeding by the captain. Without drawing parallels, we use the film to illuminate some of the themes that are evident in two empirical cases of resistance to global health interventions: polio vaccination campaigns in northern Nigeria and Pakistan, and containing the 2014–2015 Ebola outbreak in west Africa. The Inland waterways, curiously, is an unexplored mode of mass transit that has the potential to decongest the chaotic Lagos roads. http://web.laswa-ng.com/projects, http://www.population.gov.ng/index.php/component/content/article?layout=edit&id=227, Ogunbajo, A. Cultural differences, a lack of confidence in Western, Most of the West African region is free from the preharvest seasonal undernutrition which has plagued populations in developing areas. He added that the implementation of cabotage laws in Nigeria is critical to the success or otherwise of the plan, "because of the indispensible role shipping plays in not just the movement of goods and services around the country and the revenues collected as tax from the various actors in the sector.". countries (LMIC) and developed countries. in agreement of the high cost while 28% disagrees, the road transport despite the hectic traffic; while a, because of the time advantage. Lagos State Waterways is charged with the responsibility for coordinating and managing reforms necessary for the long term growth and development of water transportation in Lagos State, including the granting of ferry licenses and concessions for the operations of … it focuses on independent legislation and creation of conditions optimal to promoting an effective emergency Conference urban Regional Planning Department. It is an established fact that inland waterways facilitates commerce, promotes wealth creation, poverty alleviation, and creates job opportunities for youths within such regions. Transport infrastructure and recreation resource development and Improve the efficiency of your sales cycle with our CRM Software Register Now Since the 1990s, however, the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has taken a number of initiatives, including capital and infrastructure improvement, channels dredging and maintenance and installation of safety facilities to turn the sector around. developing states, studies that focused on regulations and laws activated in health systems during emergencies, Akinbode Oluwafemi points out the conflicts and problems around the privatisation of the water sector and offers alternative solutions for one of the world’s most populous cities. Water systems are affected by intensive agricultural activities; urban development, industrialization and unplanned engineering In a megacity, where 25% of the landmass is covered by water, the Inland waterways offers a an effective alternative for mass transit in Lagos. This is to create wealth and ease the transportation problems in the country. ResearchGate has not been able to resolve any citations for this publication. Nigeria needs to tackle the challenge its infrastructure problems by providing the proper funding and cracking down on the embezzlement of public funds earmarked for infrastructure. (LASWA, 2015b), Boat operators in Lagos State who fail to provide life jacket to their passengers will be, prosecuted as stated by the State Waterways Authority. Millennium Development Goal Sustainability Challenges: A Case travelling of boat while the weather is cloudy thus avoiding accidents. Earlier records focused on D. theobroma as the dominant species in Ghana. Waterways transportation system in Lagos: problems and prospects. Mustapha confirmed the receipt of certificate of compliance from the Infrastructure Concession Regulation Commission (ICRC) to go ahead with the concessioning process. Water transport scores a distant second to road transport, with an average share of about 1.6 per cent of Nigeria’s gross domestic product. (2010). Adopting elements of the health legal preparedness model is recommended. system response. The peninsular rivers flowing westwards meet the sea through estuaries. discusses its role in the recent, Cocoa, Theobroma cacao L. is an important cash crop in Ghana and elsewhere in West Africa. B., (2011b). Sequentially, container traffic at major ports was 119,458 (outwards) and 204,299 (inwards). The MD appealed to Lagos residents to desist from dumping refuse and open defecation on water as such practice could impede movement on waterways adding that efforts were underway for mechanised clearing. Similar issues of inadequacy and corruption can be seen in water resources and railways. The evolution of the modern Transport System in Nigeria began during the colonial period. D. Dufuna canoe; N. Nigerian Merchant Navy This page was last edited on 14 January 2017, at 04:59 (UTC). Precipitation variability, water availability, land use change, drought events, and population growth were perceived as most important, while biodiversity loss, social conflicts, pest and disease occurrence, urbanization, and pollution were viewed as less critical. For this article, we employed structured an expert judgments approach to identify, characterize, and assess the relative importance of the key biophysical, Over recent years, ‘global health’ has become a vibrant area of study in International Relations, and in the policy world there have been a plethora of new ‘global health initiatives’. The Nigerian inland waterways despite its great potentials are underutilised and underdeveloped. The problems and management steps taken by the. 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Subsequently, there has been a switch from D. theobroma to S. singularis. Table 7: Average travel time on waterways route (Minutes), Lack of maintenance parts and service expertise, Lack of required facilities such as jetties, car. Water transport scores a distant second to road transport, with an average share of about 1.6 per cent of Nigeria’s gross domestic product. partnership with an establish company outside the country. We conclude by arguing that there are legitimate reasons for taking more seriously the question of why the apparent beneficiaries of global health interventions may resist. http://web.laswa-, LASWA, (2015c, 11 August). management. There are four mirid species in West. Their arguments, no doubt, result from the efficient operations of the Inland Waterways Transportation of the U.S. with about 25,000 nautical miles, out of which 12,000 miles have been commercialised and maintained by the government. However, he frowned on the slow pace of work at the Oguta River Port site and promised to get the National Assembly and Imo State government to support the process of completing the port. American Society of Civil Engineers, The American inland, intra-coastal and coastal waterways and channels, available statistics reveal, accommodates about 3,008 businesses and 24,908 employees as well as makes a whopping $8 billion dollars annually. The peninsular rivers depend on rainfall for their volume of water. Most of the paved roads networks have lost their asphalt surface and are in very bad shape. 1.2 Statement of the Research Problem The relationship between transportation and urban property values has been the focus of many studies (for example, Dewees, 1976; Damm et al, 1980; Wolf, 1992; Singh, 2005). A majority of these drivers were characterized as “slow” acting processes as compared to rapidly changing drivers. Thus during dry periods, these appear to be ribbons of water only. However, the implementation of health legal preparedness differs between low- and middleincome ISBN (print): 978-0-7844-1139-1, Lagos Offers 3,500 Safety Jackets To Boat Operators, LASWA, (2015a, 17 April). Such transport or activities over waterways is especially effective when the source and/or destination are a water front location, which is a main infrastructural advantage that regularly needed to be trained, maintained and upgraded, of which Nigeria is specially blessed with such infrastructure as waterways unlike the hinterland states," said a player in the industry. identified inconsistency and incoherence. Both species were present in all three regions with Volta Region recording the lowest percentage of 10, but the dominant species in the three regions was S. Singularis with the S. singularis to D. theobroma ratio of 8.6:1.4. Nigeria has an "estimated" population of 196 million people with the population growth rate hovering around 2.6%. The results encompassed peer-reviewed English articles, reports, theses, and position papers dating from 2011 In a bid to change the narrative, NIWA made effort to concession river ports across the country, a move that has since been abandoned due to the politicisation of the exercise. Will You Get the Covid-19 Vaccine When it Gets to Nigeria? Nigerian situation. intake surveys, and body weight measurements. coordination. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us. We operate from Cape Town, Dakar, Abuja, Johannesburg, Nairobi and Washington DC. He said Nigeria's dream of being amongst the top 20 largest economics in the world will only come to fruition if its inland waterways is well utilised. (Ogunbajo, 2011b), Weather problem is the highest form of risk by passenger on board, it made up 30.7% of the total, problems experience by passengers as shown in Table 3, sometimes there could be bad weather, condition usually around December in the harmattan season. She stated that the new guidelines would focus on the quality of boats, size of the boat, size of the engine, and general safety for commuters. (LASWA, 2015d), The news of the recent report of a mishap to a boat from Oke Ira Nla in Ajah en-route to Bayeku, in Ikorodu on Friday 25th of September 2015, the report has it that the boat has 20 passengers, and 2 crews, all wearing life jacket; but late response could be responsible for the five (5) death, after been rushed to the general hospital, but 17 rescued alive. to 2014. Sadly, the reverse is the case in Nigeria. Projects. She also said that they are in partnership with the NIWA, in order to regulate various activities on the state's waterways and ensure that it is safe. Volume of water in the rivers has lessened on account of construction of canals for irrigation purposes. implications, challenges and paralleling results, that were identified in this review. He therefore, promised to accelerate the process of completion of the concession of the port. (Omotosho, 2007). She said the authority is working closely with the Marine Police in order to beef up the security and also, curb illegal access on the waterways adding that plans were underway to ensure that jetties and boat operators not licensed by the state government were not allowed to operate on the waterways. For years, numerous obstacles have impeded the growth of water transportation and other ancillary businesses, chiefly the battle for control. Lagos State through her agency Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) had distributed, over 3,500 life jackets to boat operators to boost safety in water transport in the state over the, years of existence in 2008. organizations involved in the transportation business. Little efforts were made to develop inland water transport facilities prior to the 1980s. Unlike NIWA, the Lagos State government is making efforts to develop the state's inland waterways. Issues of high cost of travel, safety concern, enforcement of regulation and provision of conducive operating environment accounts for 72%, 25%, 28% and 33% respectively by questionnaires survey tops the list of the challenges plaguing the industry. Nigeria’s Water Availability: Nigeria definitely has problems with accessibility to clean drinking water.Although 27 million new Nigerians have gained access to clean drinking water since 1990, only 47 percent of the population can access safe water right now .The biggest water shortages come in rural Northern Nigeria where only 30 percent of the population can access clean water. He said the tour would expose the operations at various points in order to take the necessary action. 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