The Lagos State Waterways Authority LASWA has reiterated it’s commitment to continually ensure the safety of ferry passengers in the state.
Speaking on the backdrop of today’s arrest of erring Boat Operators during the ongoing Enforcement and Monitoring exercise across the inland waterways.
The LASWA General Manager Mr Oluwadamilola Emmanuel explained in a chat with newsmen on Monday 4th of August 2020 that the Patrol team of Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) earlier today seized a total number of six (6) Boat engines belonging to commercial Ferry Operators that were caught flouting safety regulations on the waterways which include; not wearing of Life Jackets, Overloading, Reckless Driving among other offences which could have resulted in preventable fatalities when accidents occur.
According to the LASWA GM, Areas covered during today’s safety compliance Operations were Mile 2, Kirirkiri, Abule Osun Jetty, Alex Jetty, Liverpool, Ebute Ojo all in the Ojo Axis of Lagos.
Mr Oluwadamilola reassures that the Authority will no longer condone ANY action that goes against the safety standards of the State inland waterways.
He concluded that any erring Operators will be sanctioned appropriately.