Lagosians should ply the waterways as they are safe – LASEMA, LSSC
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has announced that Lagos is now ready for the partial closure of the Lagos Third Mainland Bridge.
The bridge which is to be closed for maintenance purpose will remain closed from the 24th of July, 2020 to the 24th of July, 2021.
The The spokesman for LASEMA announced this in a meeting with the DG LASEMA, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the DG Lagos State Waterways Authority, Oluwadamilola Emmanuel and the DG, Lagos State Safety Commission, Lanre Omojola.
Okunbor said, “As part of moves, the DG said LASEMA has earmarked Ebute Ero and Ilaje as strategic locations for its ambulances and will mount its rescue boats in conjunction with the Lagos State Waterways Authority, on all waterways of Lagos, while its marine unit will mount a 24-hour watch over the waterways with Jet Skis fully deployed, particularly between the peak periods of 6.30am and 7pm, as a lot more passengers will be advised to travel through alternate routes and the waterways, while the partial closure of Lagos Third Mainland Bridge lasts.”
Measures have also been put in place to ensure that passengers are safe while they ply the waterways.
Passengers must ensure that they wear their life jacket, operators must wear life buoys and the waters should not be plied after 7p.m.