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LASWA launches fuel dump on waterway.


Segun Oladipupo    |

The Lagos State waterways Authority (LASWA) said it has launched its first ever fuel station on the Lagos inland waterways.

It stated that the fuel dump project is primarily aimed at boosting water Transport activities by selling  Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) to boats on the inland waterways which further promotes safety by discouraging the use of Jerry cans and kegs to buy fuel.

Nkechi Ajayi, Public Relations Officer of LASWA, made this available to the public on Tuesday.

The filling station situated at the five cowries terminal, Falomo Ikoyi-Lagos,is to be operated by IOGC being the agency of government in the downstream sector.

The station is expected to commence operation with effect from September 22nd, 2020 while selling the fuel at official pump price.

The statement stated that being a responsible agency of government, “this project is significant to us considering the hardship and occasional harassment usually faced by Ferry Operators while using jerry cans to get fuel from filling stations to run their boats.

“With the opening of this fuel pump unit to serve both commercial and private boat owners, the safety of lives and property on the Lagos waterways will be greatly enhanced.

“To further promote the safety of all waterways users, no one on this axis will be allowed to carry fuel in jerry cans for whatever reason.

“We therefore solicit the support of all stakeholders in making sure we eliminate all forms of threat to life and infrastructures on the Lagos waterways.

“For effective and seamless Operations, the  Lagos State government Agency in the downstream sector, the Ibile Oil and Gas (IOGC ) will be managing the fuel station on behalf of LASWA.

“This being the first State Government initiative for fueling on the waterways, it is worth celebrating and it will greatly improve safety by discouraging the use of kegs and fuel racketeering on our waterways,” the statement said.

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