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In a bid to enhance safety on the State’s waterways, especially in the wake of the recent boat mishap which occurred in Ilashe community, the Lagos state government is set to donate life jackets to residents of some rural communities in the state.

According to a press release made available to Transport Day newspaper, in a joint statement, the Chairman of the State’s Ferry Services Corporation, Mr. Paul Kalejaye and the General Manager of the State Waterways Authority Ms Abisola Kamson said the gesture, which is aimed at stemming the occurrence of loss of lives in boat mishaps will be presided over by the Acting Honourable Commissioner for Transportation, Prince Anofiu Olanrewaju Elegushi.

The statement added that although the state has always given out life jackets, the event is another in the series of life jacket distribution by the state government towards ensuring that safety measures, standards and precautions it has put in place are adhered to by those who use water transportation.

The event will hold at Ten O’clock on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the Ilashe Plank Jetty, Ilashe, in the Oriade Local Council Development Area of the State.


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