|L-R; Area Manager, NIWA; MD LASWA and Commissioner of Waterfront leaving Ijede Jetty
The National Inland Waterways Authority
(NIWA) has said that it would collaborate with the Lagos State Waterways
Authority (LASWA) to improve the regulatory framework for water transportation
in the state.
Mr Muazu Sambo, the Lagos Area Manager of NIWA, disclosed this in an
interview in Lagos.
in Lagos State and boost the compliance of boat operators to safety standards
and the approved modes of operation.
new managing director of LASWA, who was introduced to me by the Commissioner
for Waterfront Infrastructure Development.
purpose, and if we indeed have a common purpose, there is no reason why we
should not collaborate.
disconnect between us by short-changing members of the public in the provision
of their services,’’ he said.
arrangements would compel boat operators to acquire better boats, improve
safety and provide better services to the public.
Sambo said both NIWA and LASWA have agreed to revisit the appeal by boat
operators for the use of open-roof boats.
because they believed it would reduce the risk of passengers getting trapped in
the boats during emergencies.
have been high if the boats were designed with adequate facilities to enable passengers
to be able to escape in emergency situations.
with their life jackets during the trip.
the best safety requirements, to make their trips safe.