Lagos Speaker Laments Lack of LASWA Regulation


The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudahiru Obasa has noted that lack of effective regulations from the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) and the state ministry for transportation were responsible for incessant boat accidents on the state waterways.

Obasa made the disclosure yesterday after members had taken comments from the state commissioner for transportation, Dayo Mobereola and managing director of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Abisola Camson during plenary.

The House had last week summoned the commissioner and the MD LASWA over re-occurrence of boat accidents that have claimed several lives in the state.

Obasa who expressed displeasure over the responses of the duo said:”As we speak, you have no regulation. You have not been able to do the necessary regulation to monitor the activities of the operators and you have been operating without board.”

“How many times have you taken time to be on the waterways? What is your staff strength? What is the local government doing about this? It shows infact, without God, you are not in existence.”

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