By Seun Ibiyemi
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the National Auditor of the All Progressives Congress (APC) George Muoghalu as the new Managing Director of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA)
This was confirmed by the National Spokesman for NIWA, Mr. Tayo Fadile in statement obtain by Nigerian NewsDirect daily newspaper.
Muoghalu’s appointment is coming months after President Muhammadu Buhari had appointed the immediate past NIWA MD, Sen. Olorunibe Mamora a Minister of State, Health.
He said both the new MD George Maoghalu and the acting MD Barr. Danladi Ibrahim confirmed the new development
The new MD will be the 8th MD of NIWA since it’s inception in 1998.
Other past managing director of NIWA are Engr. Diori Rubiu Abubakar (pioneering MD), Engr. Zabairu Yakubu, Mrs Chinese Ezenwa (A.g MD), Arch. Aminu Yar’adua, Hajia Mariam Corona, Boss Mustapha and Sen. Olorunimibe Mamora.
The National Inland Waterways Authority was established to provide regulatory, economical and operational leadership in the nation’s inland waterways system and develop infrastructure facilities for an efficient intermodal transportation system inline with global best practices that is safe, seemless and affordable, with a vision to make Nigeria the leader in inland waterways transportation development and management in Africa.