The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) has donated 250 Lifejackets to ferry passengers in Ikorodu terminal for effective continuous awareness of safety at sea during the Ember months.
The General Manager of LASWA, Mr Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, made this known in a statement after the distribution of the 250 Lifejackets at Ipakodo ferry terminal in Ikorodu on Tuesday.
According to him, in continuation of the authority Ember Months Safety Awareness and Sensitization programmes, LASWA distributed several life jackets of different sizes to ferry passengers free of charge.
He said that the waterways safety campaign exercise which began few months ago had taken place at various jetties and terminal across all zones on the state inland waterways.
Emmanuel said that Safety information booklets and flyers containing emergency numbers with passenger’s safety guidelines translated into local languages were also given to ferry commuters to boost their confidence while using the waterways.
He said that the LASWA was committed to Regular Life Jackets distribution to Boat Operators, riverine communities, school children and other waterways users in the state has always been parts of the Lagos State Government’s effort to improve waterways safety.
Emmanuel said that the constant distributions of safety kits had encouraged the use of water transportation while decongesting road traffic in Lagos. .