In preparation towards the partial closure of the 3rd Mainland Bridge, the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) on Monday had a strategic session on Safety Procedures with the Lagos State Safety Commission and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).
The meeting which was at the instance of all the three State Agencies had in attendance the General Manager, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Mr. Damilola Emmanuel, Director General of Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC), Mr. Lanre Mojola and that of Director General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Oke Osanyintolu.
Discussions at the meeting centred on safety measures for boat operators and passengers during the partial closure, effective ways to ease traffic congestion through the inland waterways and collaborative efforts to be put in place which include having Safety Marshals and Water Guards stationed at strategic jetties to implement safety protocols.
Issues highlighted at the meeting also include strategic positioning of rescue boats, ambulances and other safety personnel at strategic locations while LASWA would embark on constant monitoring with its patrol boats to ensure strict enforcement of laid down rules and regulations.
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