President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. George Moghalu as the Managing Director/CEO of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA).

This was made known in a statement by the Chairman of the Anambra State chapter of the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), Vincent Ezekwueme on Tuesday, October 1st while hailing Buhari for the appointment.

In the statement obtained by EAGLE STEP, the group described the appointment as the best independence gift to the Southeast.

“This is a welcome development and cheering news to the people of the Southeast and Nigerians. This is the best Independence gift to the Southeast. The President has provided the opportunity towards resuscitation of the moribund Onitsha seaport.”

The statement also called on Moghalu to live up to the expectation of the President and Nigerians by being committed to the discharge of his assignments.

“Moghalu as a moralist, selfless, patriotic, humble, honest and servant leader must bear the interest and social wellbeing of the citizens at heart by rehabilitating the decrepit and deplorable Onitsha seaport to boost economic activities in the Southeast, as well as give them a sense of belonging,” the statement said.