The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has urged boat operators to ignore threat of sanctions by the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) pending the final outcome of the case in courts.
Responding to enquiries by the NigerianTribune on possible sanctions being meted out to operators who defy the Lagos State directive on regulation of inland waterways in the state, the spokesman of NIWA, Tayo Fadile explained that boat operators can go about their normal businesses without fear.
According to Fadile, in a text message to the Nigerian Tribune, “I will encourage operators to wait for the courts to resolve the issues and see what the final outcome will be.”
The Lagos Safety Commission said that it would soon commence an annual certification of all boats operating on the Lagos waterways in order to ensure safety of both passengers and operators.
Nigerian Tribune, October 12, 2017
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