The Lagos State Safety Commission, in collaboration with Lagos State SDG Invest and Lagos State Waterways Authority, has trained and deployed 48 COVID-19 volunteers as Safety Marshals to jetties across the State in furtherance of the government’s commitment to the safety of lives on waterways.
A statement issued by the Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola, noted that the volunteer Safety Marshals provided by the Office of the Sustainable Development Goals are saddled with the responsibility of ensuring that commuters wear their Personal Protective Equipment.
As well as providing safety briefings to commuters before embarking on their trips at various jetties across the State.
He stated that the Safety Marshals were trained on Safety Standards and Protocols to ensure that citizens seeking to commute through the waterways observe basic safety precautionary measures.
Mojola emphasised the importance of embracing safety measures as a collective responsibility, adding that everyone has to play their part in order to complement the efforts of the government in curbing the spread of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic in Lagos.
The Director-General enjoined Bars, Restaurants, Spas, Hotels and other social centres to ensure they register their business on http://wwwlasgsafetyreg.com.
He warned that facilities opened without procuring the provisional safety compliance letter and operate above the stipulated 50 percent capacity at any point in time, as directed by the State Government, will be shut down.