Offence and Penalties

Any person who without lawful authority;

  1. a) Operates any vessel or ferry service without the consent of the Authority
  2. b) Erects or operates any temporary or permanent structure in the manner of jetty, pier, or terminal howsoever;
  3. c) Excavates, digs, dredges, erects, any obstruction along or on the Waterways; Commits an offence under this Law and shall be liable upon conviction by a court of competent jurisdiction to imprisonment for six (6) months or an option of N100, 000.00 (One Hundred Thousand naira) fine or both. In the case of a continuing offence any person or corporate entity responsible shall be liable for the payment of the sum of N50, 000.00 (Fifty Thousand Naira) for every day or part of the day for which the Offence continues.
  4. Any person who obstructs any officer in the conduct of his duties or the exercise of his powers under this Law commits an offence and shall be liable upon Conviction by a court of competent jurisdiction to a fine of N100, 000.00 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) or to imprisonment for six (6) months.
  5. Any person who operate any Vessel, ferry, service or watercraft without wearing a life jacket.
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