No Fresh Boat Accident In Lagos – LASWA

No Fresh Boat Accident In Lagos - LASWA

Lagos State Waterways Authority, LASWA has said that there is no fresh boat accident in Lagos State.

The management of the Lagos State Waterways Authority has said that no incident of boat mishap occurred anywhere on the state inland waterways on Tuesday.

The Public Affairs Officer of LASWA, Wuraola Alake, said this in a statement in Lagos on Tuesday.

There had been speculation that a boat mishap occurred at the Five Cowries Terminal, Falomo, Lagos Island Friday morning.

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In the statement titled, ‘Re: Boat mishap at Falomo’, LASWA explained that what was spread as an accident was a simulation exercise.

The statement read, The attention of the Lagos State Waterways Authority has been drawn to a video making rounds across social media falsely claiming that a boat mishap occurred at the Five Cowries Terminal this morning 26th of April 2022.

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The incident in the purported boat mishap video was actually a routine safety simulation exercise being carried out by the LASWA Emergency Rescue Team as part of their Training Exercise ,The training demonstration is part of LASWA safety preparedness against any possible incident on the State Inland Waterways.

LASWA wishes to state categorically that no such incident of boat mishap whatsoever occured anywhere on the state Inland Waterways in recent time. we therefore urge the general public to disregard this video as it was done unprofessionally by an unknown source without proper Investigation and verification.

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Wuraola Alake
Public Affairs Office
Lagos State Waterways Authority

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