The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) has commenced its annual Waterways Safety Awareness Campaign to enlighten ferry passengers on its rules and regulations.
The authority’s Head, Public Affairs Unit, Mrs Wuraola Alake, said this in a statement issued in Lagos on Monday.
Alake said the campaign was to improve waterways safety and prepare for the rainy season.
The continuous safety sensitisation programme started on Friday at Ebute Ero jetty and moved to Sabonkoji, Temidire, and Liverpool Jetties on the same day.
Alake said the Safety Awareness Campaign team was at Ipakodo Ferry Terminal and later moved to Baiyeku, Ibeshe, and Ijede Jetties in 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,” she said.
Alake said commuters also engaged in an interactive session during which passengers inquired about waterways transportation.
She said passengers commended the regulatory authority for organisng such a programme.