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LASWA Commences Safety Sensitization of Ferry Passengers, Operators

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The Lagos State waterways Authority has begin its end of the year safety awareness campaign at all major jetties and terminal in the state in order to sensitise ferry passengers and arouse their safety consciousness.

”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 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, ” it was started in a statement made available to BlackBox Nigeria.

The awareness which started Thursday, October 15, 2020, had LASWA officials and other safety volunteers going to 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 informations and warning against night travels, overloading, reckless driving or violation of life jackets rules and other sourveniurs were also distributed at the events that started yesterday.

A number of standard Life jackets of different sizes were also donated to boat operators and comutters at the jetties free of charge.

”A major event to round up the first phase of the sensitization program along the Badagry axis would be coming up on the 18th of October 2020 with a stakeholder engagement forum at the Badagry town hall, ” the statement reads.

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