Lagos Govt commended for improvements in water transportation


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The Association of Tourist Boat Operators and Water Transporters of Nigeria (ATBOWATON) on Wednesday commended the Lagos State Government on its efforts at improving water transportation in the state.

Mr Tarzan Balogun, the association’s President, made the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

He applauded the government’s initiative in putting all necessary facilities/equipment in place to boost water transportation across the riverine areas of the state.

Balogun cited the improvements to include the Navigating machine, life jackets, water hyacinth clearing machines, clearing of dirts on the waterways, construction of more jetties, deployment of Marine Police personnel and providing more commercial boats on waterways.

“These were some of the factors responsible for boat mishaps on the waterways but the situation has…

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