Lagos boat operators get 1000 lifejackets
• As LASWA Harps On Safety
One thousand lifejackets were distributed by Lagos State Waterways Authority to boat operators in Ikorodu area of Lagos State. The Managing Director, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Mr. Damilola Emmanuel said LASWA distributes lifejackets to operators and passengers as part of efforts to promote safety on water.
He added that safety is critical to having a sustainable waterway system, as one boat mishap is likely to repel 100 passengers from using the waterways.
Corporate Service Director, Equus Trade and Logistics, Amina Agboola, whose company sponsored the distribution of the lifejackets, said it is aimed at promoting safety, which her company is committed to, knowing it is critical to passengers’ safety.
The National General Secretary of the Association of Tourist Boat Operators and Water Transport of Nigeria (ATBOWATON), Munirudiin Kolade Adesiyan maintained that safety on waterways is the responsibility of all, saying operators and passengers must work to ensure safety like the regulators.
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