THE Lagos state waterways Authority LASWA, on Wednesday, to be wary of turbulent weather conditions and adhere strictly to safety rules and regulations on the waterways especially during the Ember months.
The Agency who kicked off its safety awareness and sensitisation campaigns urged waterways users in the state to be more safety conscious.
LASWA General Manager, Mr Oluwadamilola Emmanuel in a statement, urged ferry operators, passengers, fishermen, dredgers and all other waterways users to always be wary of turbulent weather conditions and adhere strictly to rules and regulations on the waterways during this Embers months and at all times.
The GM urged boat operators to regularly ensure their ferries are in good condition before sailing while passengers are advised to always put on their life jackets before boarding a ferry.
He hinted that the search and rescue unit of the agency is currently being upgraded with aquisition of sophisticated equipments and training of more personnels for emergency responses while a Central control room for real time monitoring of the entire Lagos waterways is also underway.
Mr Oluwadamilola added that the Lagos state government under Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu is committed to making the waterways a viable option for transportation in the state.
In conclusion, he solicited the support of all stakeholders in the sector in achieving a clean safe and prosperous waterways in Lagos.