The Federal Government has set up the Diving Governing Board to implement the provisions of the 2018 Diving at Work Regulations.
The government also announced the appointment of Julius Ugwala as the country’s Chief Inspector of Diving.
This development comes nearly two years after the Federal Executive Council approved the Diving at Work Regulation.
The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, who inaugurated the board in Abuja on Friday, said it would drive the enforcement of the regulations that will restore sanity to the sector and drive a sustainable growth agenda.
He said the inauguration marked the beginning of an era in which the flagrant disregard for the safety and health status of divers would no longer be condoned.
Keyamo said the board would furnish the sector with a code of practice that meets global best practice.