The Lagos State Government through the LAGOS State Waterways Authority (LASWA) said it commenced a week-long water safety class and swimming training for pupils in the riverine communities of Lagos.
The General Manager of LASWA, Mr Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, stated this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.
Emmanuel said that the swimming training is the 2nd edition of one of LASWA’s advocacy programmes tagged the “Lagos Water Savvy Kids Programme .”
He also said that LASWA had partnered with the Dolphin Swim School, a premier swim programme serving women and children in Lagos state.
The LASWA boss, said that 100 students from four public schools in riverine communities at the Ojo axis of Lagos were selected to participate in this year’s edition.
“The participating schools are: Salvation Army Primary School, Ikare; Unity Grammar School, Ikare; Local Authority Primary School, Ibasa;
Local Authority and Salvation Army Primary Schools, Ibeshe.
“With this training, school children using the waterways will be more confident, be conscious of their safety, and be self-reliant in an emergency,” Emmanuel said.