Kebbi bans use of waterways at night

Kebbi state Governor Atiku Bagudu

Atiku Bagudu

 

Kebbi has banned movement of passengers and cargo in canoes after 6pm amidst safety concerns.

It comes as the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) issued warnings on possible flood disaster.

Secretary of Kebbi Emergency Management Agency, Sani Dododo, said the warning was necessary to ensure safety of passengers and crew along the waterways.

He said, “Water transportation is now only in the day time, from 6am to 6pm. No more movement at night. Canoe operators and other waterways users must abide by these directives otherwise government will not hesitate to bring offenders to book.”

According to the new directives, canoes can no longer carry passengers and cargo at the same time.