Piers Act (Amendment) Bill, 2019 (HB.75)

The bill seeks to amend Section 4(2) of the Piers Act, CAP P18 LFN 2004 by increasing the fine chargeable on anyone who erects, alters or extends a pier, except same is done pursuant to a licence issued under the Act. The bill proposes an increase in the fine from ₦100 to ₦50,000.

The bill went through second (2nd) reading at the House of Representatives and was subsequently referred to the Committee on Ports, Harbours and Waterways for further consideration.