… Distributes Life Jackets to Ferry Passengers
To improve waterways safety and in preparation for the rainy season, the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) has commenced its yearly Waterways Safety Awareness Campaign aimed at enlightening ferry passengers about waterways safety rules and regulations.
The continuous safety sensitisation programme kicked off recently at Ebute-Ero Jetty and also extended to Sabonkoji, Temidire, and Liverpool Jetties respectively.
According to the General Manager of LASWA, Mr. Damilola Emmanuel, the Safety Awareness Campaign team also visited Ipakodo Ferry Terminal, Baiyeku, Ibeshe, and Ijede Jetties in Ikorodu axis for the enlightenment of ferry passengers within the axis.
The General Manager noted that during the awareness exercise, items like safety information booklets, safety souvenirs, and different sizes of life jackets, were given to ferry passengers at the Jetties and Terminals free of charge.
Furthermore, Emmanuel informed that officials of the agency were at the various Terminals and Jetties visited to lecture 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.
Beneficiaries of the free life jackets commended LASWA for organising the programme and craved more periodic enlightenment sessions about safety on waterways.