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Boat Mishaps: Lagos Assembly Urges LASWA To Enforce Waterways Laws



The Lagos State House of Assembly has called on the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) to ensure strict enforcement of the state waterways laws to reduce incessant boat mishaps in the state.

The Editor Nigeria understands that the Chairman, House Committee on Transportation, Mr Temitope Adewale (Ifako-Ijaiye I), made the call during an oversight tour to LASWA and the Lagos Ferry Services (LAGFERRY), in Lagos on Wednesday.


He said: “Enforcement is key because most of the boat mishaps we have seen are caused by the local operators.

“At the end of the day, it gives a bad name to the state government but these boats are not run by the government agency.


“In terms of enforcement, LASWA needs proper rescue boats and you need to strengthen and enforce the operation of our waterways to reduce incessant mishaps on our waterways.

Adewale noted that LASWA was created to serve as a regulator and to provide the enabling infrastructure in the waterways transport sector.


The lawmaker said the establishment of the authority was borne out of  to the necessity to move people daily from point A to point B, which could not be done strictly by vehicular movement.


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