LASWA frowns at imposition of unapproved levies on boat operators at state owned jetties


Clarifies operational standards

Given a recent misunderstanding among ferry operators in the Ikorodu axis of Lagos, the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) has reiterated that membership of any association or union is not a prerequisite to operate boats on the Lagos inland waterways.

The General Manager, LASWA, Mr. Oluwadamilola Emmanuel who made this declaration in a statement in Lagos on Monday stated that all government registered or licensed boat operators were free to engage in water transportation at any state owned or approved jetties provided they meet all safety and operational requirements as set out by the Authority.

Emmanuel noted that LASWA frowned at disruption of operations at the state owned jetties by any person, association or union especially in a scenario where unapproved levies were being imposed on legally registered boat operators.

“We hereby urge all boat operators to report any such incident of threat at jetties to LASWA as soon as it occurs. Members of the public are also advised to report any infractions on the Lagos waterways to the agency”, he said.

He went on to observe that LASWA was committed to making the Lagos inland waterways safe and viable for everyone.

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