NIWA introduces compulsory passenger manifest at jetties

The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), has introduced commuters manifest at jetties in Lagos, an official said on Monday.

NIWA’s Lagos Area Manager, Mu’azu  Sambo, said that the manifest would assist in getting information on commuters in case of mishap.

“We introduced the use of manifest at our jetties following the recent boat mishap at Majidun  in Ikorodu, that was attributed  to overloading.

“The manifest would help in checking overloading, providing names of commuters, point and time of embarking and disembarking, next of kin, as well as their cell phone numbers.

“Such information is necessary in case of any mishap considering the peculiarity of this mode of transportation,” he said.

Managing Director, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Olayinka Marinho, also confrimed that efforts were ongoing to compel boat operators in the state adopt the use of passengers’ manifest 

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