The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has commissioned the newly installed Waterways Monitoring and Data Management Centre (WMDMC) at the Five Cowrie Terminal. The headquarters of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) in Falomo, Ikoyi.

Speaking at the event, Sanwo-Olu said that, ‘our administration has in the last three and half years invested massively in waterways infrastructure and assets, to deliberately encourage and promote water transportation in Lagos’.

‘Today’s event further deepens our commitment to providing a safe and secure commute on our waterways’, he added.

Continuing, he said, ‘We inaugurated the newly created Search and Rescue Unit that will patrol and enforce our waterways rules and regulation. We also handed over two additional patrol boats and safety enhancement, and launched an advanced D.J.I. Aerial Drone, a blueEye Pro drone for underwater searches, and U-SAFE rescuing gadgets’.

‘These gadgets are acquired and installed to consolidate our efforts in making our waterways safer for its users and making monitoring activities seamless. It also demonstrates our unparalleled commitment to providing a viable alternative transport solution that will complement other modes.
This is the investment we will continue to make, in addition to building additional jetties’, he stated.

‘In the coming weeks, we will be commissioning eight newly built jetties out of the fifteen we are currently building’, he concluded.

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