We’re Committed To Safe Water Transport, Says Speaker Obasa

We’re Committed To Safe Water Transport, Says Speaker Obasa

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has assured Lagosians that the state government, particularly the state Assembly is committed to ensuring safety, efficient and effective water transportation in the state.

Rt. Hon. Obasa gave this assurance while speaking at a one day stakeholders’ meeting organised by the ad-hoc committee set up by the state Assembly to investigate causes of incessant boat mishaps in the state and proffer solutions for such.

The event took place at the Lateef Jakande Auditorium in the Assembly complex, Alausa, Ikeja.
The Lagos Assembly Speaker stated that members of the House are worried at several cases of boat mishaps in the state, which had led to loses of several human lives.

Rt. Hon. Obasa stated that it was as a result of the concern the lawmakers had over such unfortunate incidents that led to the invitation of the state Commissioner for Transport, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transport and the General Manager of the state Waterways Authority to appear before the lawmakers on 16th February, 2016 for clarification on how to check the incessant boat mishaps in the state.

“I made it known at that sitting that a stakeholders’ meeting will be convened to deliberate on how to put a stop to incessant boat mishaps in the state and that is why we are here today,” he said.
According to him, the lawmakers and the state government cannot just fold their arms and allow things to degenerate hence the decision to take the bull by the horn and tackle the menace.

“We are indeed concerned with the irreparable losses incurred by the families of the various victims of the boat mishaps. Our hearts go out to them and I pray that such incident will not repeat itself in Lagos anymore.

“On our part, we remain committed to ensuring that we don’t lose precious lives to boat mishaps in the state again, hence the decision to convene this meeting which we hope will profer solutions to our efforts at putting in place safe, effective and efficient water transport in the state,” the Lagos Assembly Speaker.
He advised participants that to realise the aforementioned aim, it behoves on all to cooperate and support government’s initiatives at putting in place effective water transport in the state.

“We should not be aloof, we should be ready to make suggestions and be ready to participate in legitimate action to realise our aims and objectives. To ensure safety of lives and properties on our waterways is our collective responsibility and we must work together to achieve this,” he said.


Related Articles

Commercial driver Suffers Epilepsy While Driving, Kills Pedestrian

An unidentified pedestrian on Friday was killed in Kaduna State after a commercial vehicle rammed into her when the driver

Suspected killers of Ex-FIRS boss’ mother arrested

The police in Edo State have arrested three persons in connection with the robbery attack, and murder of late Mrs.

AVIATION MINISTER, OSITA CHIDOKA RIDES BICYCLE TO LAST FEC MEETING

The Aviation Minister, Osita Chidoka on Wednesday was the cynosure of all eyes at the last Federal Executive Council(FEC) meeting


x

Related Posts

GTBank Lagos State Principals Cup Enters Semi Finals Stage
The semi-final matches of the 2017 GTBank Lagos State Principals Cup (Season 8) are set to hold on Wednesday the 24th of May, 2017 at the Onikan ...
Friends mourn OAU Final year student who was stabbed to death
While police are working to apprehend the killer(s) of Ayoola Ayorinde a.k.a AYbillion, a final year student of the Obafemi Awolowo University (O...
Kano Fruit sellers admit to using carbide to ripen fruits
Sellers of fruits in Kano State under the umbrella of the State Branch of the Nigerian Fruit Sellers Association admitted to using carbide, a che...
powered by RelatedPosts