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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

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BOAT OPERATORS TO START KEEPING PASSENGERS’ MANIFEST {LAGOS STATE}

      The Lagos State Government has ordered and directed all boat operators to keep manifest of all passengers on board for easy identification and record purpose.

         The state government also advised them to maintain their boats as well as minimizing their speed and avoid over loading, this measures were to reduce mistakes and rate of causalities.
          Permanent Secretary, led a delegation of top government officials to Baiyeku Community on behalf of the state government, disclosed that an ill-fated boat was coming from Oke Ira Nla near Badore-Ajah and was heading to Baiyeku when it capsized.
          Mr. Jafar Sanuth learned from the unfortunate incident, therefore, he told the people of the community and advised them on the importance of using safety precautions, especially the use of life jackets while boarding any boat.
           In his own remarks, the Executive Secretary, Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA, Hon. Taiwo Orenuga, commended the state Government for the prompt response and advised Community Development Associations, CDA, in the area to further educate their members on safety precautions.
One of the survivors, Abdul Rasheed Ibrahim, a student of Kwara State Polytechnic, presently on Industrial Training, IT, with a survey firm in the area, said the outboard engine developed fault on their way to Baiyeku before the ill-fated boat ran into fishing nets before it capsized.

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