LASWA kicks off waterways safety campaign, distributes life jackets


CITIZENS COMPASS – MANY ferry passengers across some ferry terminals in Lagos State have been going home smiling as Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) has commenced its annual free distribution of life jackets.

iLASWA also commenced its yearly Waterways Safety Awareness Campaign to enlighten ferry passengers about waterways safety rules and regulations.

Wuraola Alake, Head, Public Affairs Unit, LASWA, in a statement on Monday, April 3, 2023, said this is to improve waterways safety and prepare for the rainy season,

According to Wuraola Alake, Head, Public Affairs Unit, LASWA, in a statement on Monday, April 3, 2023 the continuous safety sensitization program kicked off on Friday 31st of March 2023, at Ebute Ero jetty and then moved to Sabonkoji, Temidire, and Liverpool Jetties on the same day.

The exercise continued, on Monday, April 3rd, 2023, the Safety Awareness Campaign team was at ipakodo Ferry Terminal and later moved to Baiyeku, Ibeshe, and Ijede Jetties Ikorodu axis.

Several items, such as safety information booklets, safety souvenirs, and different sizes of Life jackets, were donated to ferry passengers in these Jetties and Terminals.

In addition, LASWA officials lectured passengers on safety precautions such as what to do in an emergency, how to wear a lifejacket properly, and other safety rules and regulations at each event.

Commuters also engaged in an interactive session during which passengers inquired about waterways transportation while also commending the regulatory Authority for organizing such a lofty program.

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