As part of efforts to continually ensure the safety of all Waterways users in Lagos State especially during Ember months when there are challenges such as influx of water hyacinth, torrential downpour, Rise in tidal level, poor visibility due to fog in hamattan among other things.
The Lagos State Waterways Authority is set to kick start a massive safety awareness campaign at all major jetties and terminal in the state in order to sensitise ferry passengers and arouse their safety consciousness.
The Authority informed that starting from 15th of October 2020 LASWA officials and other safety volunteers would be at all jetties and coastal communities to admonish, educate and enlighten ferry passengers alongside boat Operators on issues bothering on their safety.
Safety fliers, Awareness stickers and waterways safety booklets containing relevant information’s and warning against night travels, overloading, reckless driving or violation of life jackets rules and other souvenirs would be distributed at every events.
Adding that a number of standard Life jackets of different sizes would also be donated to boat operators and commuters at the jetties free of charge.
The agency informed that a major event to round up the first phase of the sensitization programme along the Badagry axis would be coming up on the 18th of October 2020 with a stakeholder engagement forum at the Badagry town hall.