The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) has launched its first-ever fuel station on the Lagos inland waterways.
The station is part of efforts to boost water transportation activities by selling petrol to boats on the Lagos inland waterways which would further discourage the use of jerry cans and kegs by ferry operators to buy fuel.
This is according to a statement by the Public Relations Officer of LASWA, Nkechi Ajayi.
Speaking at the event which held at the five cowries terminal in Lagos, the General Manager, LASWA, Mr Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, was said to have lauded the project, saying it was in the interest of ferry operators.
While adding that the filling station will be operated by Ibile Oil and Gas Company, Emmanuel disclosed that the outlet commenced operations on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020, with fuel being sold to operators at the official pump price.
He was quoted to have said, “This project is significant to us at LASWA being a responsible agency of government.
“We are concerned about the hardship and occasional harassment usually faced by ferry operators while using jerry cans to get fuel from filling stations to run their boats.
“With the opening of this fuel pump unit to serve both commercial and private boat owners, the safety of lives and property on the Lagos waterways will be greatly enhanced.