The Lagos State Waterways Authority, LASWA has urged ferry operators and all waterways users in the state to adhere strictly to all safety precautions while using the waterways during and after Eid-el-Kabir festive period.
In a press statement signed by the General Manager of Lagos State Waterways Authority, Mr. Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, the GM specifically warned against night travels, overloading and reckless driving during and after the Salah celebration.
Mr. Emmanuel further informs the public that the Agency has put in place appropriate measures to forestall any boat incident during this period adding that the regular LASWA patrol boats, together with the LASWA floating clinic and the Search & Rescue team of the Agency, will be on standby to ensure safety compliance and attend to any unforeseen situation that may occur on the waterways during this period and beyond.
He warned all waterways users, mainly commercial ferry operators, not to violate the waterway’s rules and regulations to avoid being sanctioned.
The GM further advised ferry passengers to wear standard life jackets while on the waterways; while also encouraging them to report any boat operator that doesn’t provide them with proper life jackets or engage in any activity that could endanger the life of ferry passengers.
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