Lagos State Waterways Authority has deployed 108 water guards, including seven women, to secure the state’s waterways.
Disclosing this on Wednesday, the Corporate Communications Manager of LASWA, Mrs Nkechi Ajayi, stated that the authority deployed the recently recruited guards to various jetties and terminals within the state’s inland waterways.
In the statement, the General Manager of LASWA, Mr Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, added that the newly employed officers were to boost the operational outreach of the agency.
“They have been deployed to jetties where there are inadequate personnel and areas with no LASWA presence.
“The new water guards, who have undergone training on Basic Waterways Safety Rules, Jetty Operational Procedures, Conflict Resolution and CPR, were to ensure adequate safety compliance by boat operators and ferry passengers in the waterways and at jetties. Some of the jetties with the new guards are Odo Agemo Jetty in Egan Igando area, Isashi Jetty in Ojo Iyana Iba, Mile 2 Ferry Terminal, Imore Jetty off Alakija Bus stop, Mile-2, as well as Ebute Chief in Epe among others,” Emmanuel said.
The GM affirmed that the additional officers would enable the agency to improve on her safety checks at the jetties with adequate waterways monitoring.
He thanked Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for his commitment towards improving water transport sector in the state
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