Lagos State Governor Welcomes Decision of the Appeal Court

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday expressed excitement on the ruling of the Appeal Court which authorizes the state to control inland waterways and dredging activities in the region.

Previous judgment of the Federal High Court empowered the Nigerian Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) to regulate transportation and sand dredging in the State.

The Appellate Court of Lagos on July 18, 2017, allowed the Appeal of the State Government setting aside the judgment of the lower court.

According to Governor Ambode, the judgment comes as a major success in the quest of the State Government to control its resources and enshrine the true spirit of Fiscal Federalism.

The era of uncontrolled dredging is over and this serves as a clear warning that the Lagos State Government will now take firm control over its inland waterways and the adjoining lands including all sand dredging activities. This will further aid our efforts in abating flood in the State,” Governor Ambode said.

Earlier in his welcome address, Secretary to the State Government, Mr Tunji Bello, said that the development confirms that democratic institution is strong and consolidating in the State, urging the new council chiefs “to build vigorously on the landmark achievements of Governor Ambode by ensuring that laudable developmental projects are also felt at the grassroots.”

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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