The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) says it has begun the removal of wrecks from the Ikorodu channel to enable smooth navigation on the waterways. The General Manager of LASWA, Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, disclosed this in Lagos on Friday.
Emmanuel said the exercise was part of the authority’s effort to improve navigability on the inland waterways.
He said that the removal of the wrecks, which began on Wednesday Nov. 25, would improve safety and reduce risk of accidents in the state.
“The obstructions on the waterways locations listed for removal based on risk level are Ojo-Irewe channel, Baiyeku Waterfront and Lekki-Ikorodu channels.
“One of such wrecks was removed in Ikorodu on Wednesday while hoping to remove all the remaining wrecks to stop accident on the waterways,” he said.
Source: ships and ports