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Association not a prerequisite to operating on Lagos Inland Waterway – LASWA 

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Segun Oladipupo

Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) has maintained that membership of any association or union is not a prerequisite to operating on the Lagos inland waterways.

Mr. Damilola Emmanuel, General Manager of LASWA stated this in a press statement on Monday.

The statement is a follow up to the recent misunderstanding among ferry operators in the Ikorodu axis of Lagos.

He stated that all government registered or licensed boat operators are free to engage in water transportation at any state-owned or approved jetties provided they meet all safety and operational requirements as set out by the Authority.

“LASWA frowns at disruption of operations at the state owned jetties by any person, association or union especially in a scenario where unapproved levies were being imposed on legally registered boat Operators.

“We thereby urge all boat operators to report any such incident of threat at jetties to LASWA as soon as it occurs, members of the public are also advised to report any infractions on the Lagos  waterways to the agency

“LASWA is committed to making the Lagos inland waterways safe and viable for everyone,” he stated.

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