Lagos distributes life jackets, enlightens passengers on waterways safety

The Lagos State Waterways Authority on Monday took its waterways safety awareness campaign to the Ipakodo Ferry Terminal;  Baiyeku, Ibeshe, and Ijede jetties in the Ikorodu area of the state.

The campaign is to improve waterways safety ahead of the rainy season and to enlighten ferry passengers about waterways safety rules and regulations.

According to a statement signed by the Head, Public Affairs Unit, LASWA, Wuraola Alake, the continuous safety sensitisation programme kicked off on March 31, at Ebute Ero jetty and then moved to Sabonkoji, Temidire, and Liverpool jetties on the same day.

“Also, on Monday, 3rd of April 2023, the safety awareness campaign team was at Ipakodo Ferry Terminal and later moved to Baiyeku, Ibeshe, and Ijede jetties in the 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 life jacket 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 authorities for organising such a lofty programme,” the statement read.

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