Ban on night boat operations still in force – LASG

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The Lagos State Government has reiterated the ban placed on boat operators plying the state’s waterways from operating beyond 7pm daily.

The state government made this known via its Twitter handle, @followlasg on Wednesday.

Recall that the Director-General, Lagos Safety Commission, Lanre Mojola, and the General Manager of Lagos State Waterways Authority, Damilola Emmanuel, in a joint statement said boat transport activities were to take place only during the day.

“All waterway users are advised to strictly observe this time restriction in order to avoid boat mishaps. Under no circumstances should anyone get onboard a vessel after or before the stipulated operational hours. Likewise, no passenger or operator can board a vessel without wearing a life vest with a standard buoyancy factor.

“Boat operators are advised to navigate water channels cautiously to avoid ramping into water hyacinth as the plant could entangle boat engines, leading to breakdown, loss of control, and in some cases, accidents,” the statement read.

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