The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on Tuesday met Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other relevant maritime stakeholders, over the defacing of the Marina.
Shortly after the meeting, which held at the State House in Lagos, both men undertook an inspection of the barge at Marina.
Amaechi, in a statement issued by his Media Assistant, Taiye Elebiyo-Edeni, said it was agreed that all private operators would cease operations until their licenses were renewed.
This, he maintained, was one of the measures geared towards addressing the challenges.
“We have agreed that all Maritime activities by private operators should cease until they renew their licenses and NPA should stop issuing barge operations permits pending when each person will come back to NPA, NIWA and Lagos State Government to renew such approvals.
” The decision was reached because they are defacing the Marina and we need to stop that,” Amaechi said.
Also speaking, Gov. Sanwo-Olu said that some of the approvals for barge came from the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, adding that they would take up the issue with the ministry.
“We will also be talking to the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing because we understand that some approvals came from them, so we will also take up that responsibility.”