The Lagos State Government has revealed that it has deployed 48 trained volunteers as safety marshals to jetties across the state.
The Director-General of the Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr Lanre Mojola, made the disclosure in a statement.
The Director-General stated that the guards were provided by the Office of the Sustainable Development Goals and trained by the LSSC to ensure safety of lives on waterways.
“The DG stated that the volunteer safety marshals were saddled with the responsibility of ensuring that commuters wear their personal protective equipment and provide safety briefings to commuters before trips at various jetties across the state.
“He declared at a session held recently in Lagos that the safety marshals were trained on safety standards and protocols to ensure the safety of citizens seeking to commute through the waterways on basic safety precautionary measures on waterways.
“Mojola further underscored the importance of taking safety as a collective responsibility, adding that everyone has to play their part in order to complement the efforts of the Lagos State Government in curbing spread of the deadly virus,” the statement said.